The UAB-COA Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation (CCAIR) combines the expertise of a multi-disciplinary team along with the most innovative technologies for the care of patients diagnosed with complicated pediatric intestinal failure. The team includes pediatric surgery, pediatric gastroenterology, clinical nutrition, advanced practice nursing, occupational therapy, social service and research.
Goals of the Intestinal Rehabilitation program are to: maximize intestinal adaptation, eliminate or reduce parenteral nutrition requirements, transition to oral/enteral feedings, maintain growth and development and reduce the need for intestinal transplantation. The management of intestinal failure is a complicated process that involves the collaboration of the patient and their families as well as the entire rehab team. The CCAIR multi-disciplinary team will work diligently with all persons involved to provide care specifically tailored to each child's needs.
Linda Wilkinson, CRNP
Michelle Shroyer - Mathis, MPH