Intensive Outpatient Therapy Program (IOTP)
Going home is a major milestone in a child’s recovery. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati Intensive Outpatient Therapy Program (IOTP) provides a stepping stone to help them get there.
For some patients, there comes a time during recovery when staying at the hospital is not necessary anymore, but going home is not yet practical. For these patients, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Cincinnati developed the Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOTP).
IOTP is an important part of the hospital’s mission to provide excellent service to children and their families, from admission through the completion of outpatient care. IOTP was developed to provide wound care and outpatient therapy for children in a less restrictive environment. The program also gives caregivers continued education and helps prepare patients and their families for the transition home.
The move to IOTP begins when the child is discharged from the hospital. The patient and family are transitioned to outpatient housing. Both patient and family can continue to have access to their care team and can get support when it is needed. The care team monitors the patient’s progress and when care goals are met, the patient and family are ready to return home.