Associate Executive Administration for Nursing Affairs:
Rehabilitation is a person–centered, active and creative process that involves adaptation to changes in life circumstances. It is a shared activity between the person, people close to them and multi-professional teams who recognize the contribution of all concerned. (RCN 2000)
Rehabilitation Nursing at King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) is committed to the development of adults and children with disabilities to their fullest potential through holistic evidence based care while providing guidance and support for their families.
Nursing has the understanding that every patient, every injury, and every disease is different. Rehabilitation requires the collective effort of trained and committed team members who value the quality of life of every patient and their families. It’s the right kind of treatment, in-patient, out-patient and follow up services provided under the same roof. It’s a continuum of care.
Our continuum provides inpatient acute services and outpatient rehabilitation for adults and pediatrics with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, strokes, amputations, orthopedic conditions, neuromuscular diseases and related disabilities.
Rehabilitation Nurses base their practice on rehabilitative and restorative principles by:
Managing complex medical issues
- Collaborating with other specialists
- Providing ongoing patient/caregiver education
Setting goals for maximal independence
Establishing plans of care to maintain optimal wellness