ADMISSION OF A SERIOUSLY ILL CHILD

  1. Welcome child and parent(s)/caregiver(s), establish rapport and receive folder from accompanying nurse.
  2. Check and confirm patient’s name and diagnosis and immediate treatment.
  3. Put child into cot/bed and direct parent(s)/caregiver(s) to sit in the day room while taking care of child.
  4. Administer immediate treatment or perform the necessary resuscitation.
  5. Check vital signs, weight, and record.
  6. Take a brief history of child’s condition from parent(s)/caregiver(s).
  7. Allow parent(s)/caregiver(s) to see where child is lying and orientate them to the unit and its annexes.
  8. Explain ward and hospital policies, visiting time, National Health Insurance Scheme, meal time etc. to them.
  9. Encourage parent(s)/caregiver(s) to bring child’s favourite toys etc. and find out child’s likes and dislikes e.g. food.
  10. Guide parent(s)/caregiver(s) to sign consent form for treatment etc. if necessary.
  11. Enter child’s name into admission and discharge book and daily ward state.
  12. Document on nurses’ notes.

 

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