Pediatrics – Parent of Child (Spanish)

This is the Spanish page for Pediatrics (parents of children). Click below for other languages:

Arabic 

Spanish

      

Welcome to the unit.

      

Nice to meet you.

      

I am your child’s nurse.

      

I am your child’s doctor.

      

I am your child’s PCA.

      

I am your child’s personal care assistant, or PCA. I work with your child’s nurse to help with feeding, dressing, bathing, or moving around the room or unit.

      

My name is

      

What is your child’s name?

      

What do you like to be called?

      

What does your child like to be called?

      

What is the best number to contact you?

      

I would like to have your name and phone number in case we need to contact you. Would you like to write it here or would you like me to write it?

      

I do not speak your language.

      

I will call an interpreter to help me communicate with you and answer any questions you may have.

      

Would you like me to call an interpreter?

      

All patients and families have the right to have an interpreter for free.

      

Please press this button if you need help.

      

Would you like to talk to the doctor?

      

I will talk with the supervising doctor and come back with more information.

 

Consults         

      

Would you like to see a social worker?

      

Would you like to see a chaplain?

      

Would you like to have a music therapist come see your child?

      

A music therapist can sing or play music with your child to help them feel more comfortable in the hospital.

      

Would you like to have a child life specialist come see your child?

      

A child life specialist will help your child and family cope with challenges or stress from being in the hospital in fun ways, like playing games or other fun activities.

      

A physical therapist is coming to see your child.

      

A physical therapist helps children with their ability to move around and get stronger after being sick or injured.

      

An occupational therapist is coming to see your child.

      

An occupational therapist helps people build and maintain the skills they need to recover from illness or injury.

      

A speech therapist is coming to see your child.

      

A speech therapist can help your child with many different skills, like feeding and communicating.

 

Nursing instructions                                                                                                                                                              

Vitals                                                                                                                                                  

      

I am going to check your child’s temperature (heart rate, blood pressure).

      

I am going to check your child’s blood pressure.

      

I am going to listen to your child’s breathing and to their heart.

      

I am going to check your child’s weight.

      

Please have your child step on the scale.

      

I am going to put these stickers on your child’s chest to do an electrocardiogram (EKG).

      

An electrocardiogram creates a picture of your child’s heart beat on the computer.

      

Please press this button if you need help.

 

Medications                                                                                                                                                  

      

I am going to give your child medicine.

      

I am going to check your child’s wrist band to make sure I give the right medication.

      

This medicine will dissolve in your child’s mouth.

      

Please have your child swallow this.

      

I am going to give this medicine through the IV.

      

I am going to give your child a shot with medicine in it.

      

I am going to give your child medication through this tube.

 

Positioning                                                                                                                                                    

      

I am going to turn your child.

      

Please call the nurse if you want to hold your child.

      

It is okay to hold your child.

      

Please call the nurse if you want to get your child out of bed.

 

Toileting/grooming/clothing                                                                                                                                                    

      

I am going to change your child into hospital clothes.

      

We will take off all your child’s clothes including underwear.

      

Does your child need to go to the bathroom?

      

I am going to change your child’s diaper.

      

Please save your child’s diapers here.

      

Please have your child pee in this container and save the pee so that we can keep track of how much your child is peeing.

      

Would you like your child to have a bath?

      

Would you like your child to have a shower?

      

Here is a toothbrush.

      

We are going to clean your child’s mouth.

 

Symptoms- If the parent/caregiver has concerns about pain or difficulty breathing please arrange for an in person or remote interpreter                                                                                                                                                              

      

Do you think your child is having pain? Please answer yes or no.

      

Please point to where you think your child is having pain.

      

Do you think your child is having trouble breathing? Please answer yes or no.

      

I am going to call a doctor to come and see your child.

      

I am going to call an interpreter to help us talk more about your child’s symptoms.

 

Studies/Procedures

Blood draws/IVs                                                                                                                                                        

      

We are going to take blood for lab tests.

      

We are going to place an IV in your child and take blood for lab tests. An IV is a thin plastic tube that we can use to place fluid in your child’s veins. We will use a needle to put the IV in.

      

We are going to place an IV in your child.

      

This may hurt, but we are going to put some medication on your child’s skin so it will hurt less.

      

We need your child to stay still while we do this. Would you like to hold your child while we do this? Please answer yes or no.

      

We are going to hold your child while we do this.

      

We are going to clean your child’s skin.

 

Urinalysis/culture/samples                                                                                                                                                  

      

I am going to take a urine sample from your child.

      

First I am going to clean your child’s skin.

      

Please use these wipes to clean your child’s skin.

      

I am going to place a plastic catheter into your child’s bladder to collect urine. A catheter is a thin tube that lets the urine drain out. Then I will take the catheter out and send the urine to the lab.

      

I am going to put a bag on your child to collect urine.

      

Please let me know if you see urine in the bag.

      

Please have your child pee in this cup and leave it in the bathroom so we can send the urine to the lab.

 

Bedside radiology                                                                                                                                                     

      

We are going to take a radiograph. We will bring the radiograph machine in this room.

      

Please step out of the room while we take the radiograph.

      

We are going to do an ultrasound. We will bring the ultrasound machine in this room.

      

We will get an interpreter to explain the results when we get them.

 

Transport                                                                                                                                                       

      

Someone from our transport team is coming to take your child to radiology. You may go with your child.

      

Someone from our transport team is coming to take your child to the procedure. You may go with your child.

      

Someone from our transport team is coming to take you and your child to your child’s new room in the hospital.

 

Dietary           

      

Is your child hungry?

      

Is your child thirsty?

      

Did you fill out your child’s menu?

      

Did you fill out your menu?

      

Would you like help filling out the menu?

      

Your child cannot have anything to eat or drink for now.