1. Welcome child, parent(s)/caregiver(s) into nurses’ station, establish rapport and make them comfortable.
  2. Ask child’s name and introduce self and other staff present to them and reassure them of your support during admission.
  3. Get child records from accompanying, confirm patient’s name and diagnosis and apply identification band.
  4. Send child to the prepared cot/bed with side rails and introduce other children near him/her.
  5. Administer urgent prescribed medication.
  6. Check vital signs, weight, height and record and collect specimen if ordered.
  7. Assist child to change into pyjamas or hospital wear.
  8. Orientate child and parent(s)/caregiver(s) to the unit e.g. playroom, television room, bathroom and toilet room as well as snack room if available.
  9. Educate child on how to call the nurse and emphasize the willingness to meet his/her needs at all times.
  10. Explain the hospital ward policies e.g. visiting time, National Health Insurance policies etc. to parent(s)/caregiver(s).
  11. Ensure parent(s)/Legal guardian signs consent form for treatment where necessary.
  12. Inform parent(s)/caregiver(s) to bring learning/playing material.
  13. Enter child name into admission and discharge book, Daily Ward State and document on nurses’ notes.