Pediatrics – Parent of Infant (Spanish)

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

Arabic 

Spanish

      

Welcome to the unit.

      

Nice to meet you.

      

I am your baby’s nurse.

      

I am your baby’s doctor.

      

I am your baby’s PCA.

      

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

      

My name is

      

What do you like to be called?

      

What is your baby’s name?

      

Have you decided on a name for your baby?

      

What would you like us to call your baby?

      

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?

      

Please press this button if you need help.

      

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.

      

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 baby?

      

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

      

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

      

A child life specialist will help your baby and family cope with challenges or stress from being in the hospital.

      

A physical therapist is coming to see your baby.

      

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

      

An occupational therapist is coming to see your baby.

      

An occupational therapist helps babies develop skills like feeding, using their hands, and calming themselves.

      

A speech therapist is coming to see your baby.

      

A speech therapist can help make sure your baby is swallowing safely and, if your baby is ready, help make sure we can feed your baby safely.

 

Nursing instructions                                                                                                                                                              

Vitals                                                                                                                                                  

      

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

      

Would you like to take your baby’s temperature?

      

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

      

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

      

I am going to check your baby’s weight.

      

Please put your baby on the scale.

      

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

      

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

      

Please press this button if you need help.

 

Medications                                                                                                                                                  

      

I am going to give your baby medicine.

      

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

      

I am going to give this medicine through the IV.

      

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

      

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

 

Positioning                                                                                                                                                    

      

I am going to turn your baby.

      

Would you like to hold your baby?

      

Would you like to put your baby skin to skin?

      

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

      

We are going to put your baby back to bed.

 

Diapers/clothing                                                                                                                                                       

      

Would you like to bring in clothes from home for your baby?

      

I am going to change your baby’s diaper.

      

Please save your baby’s diapers here.

      

Would you like your baby to have a bath?

 

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 baby is having pain? Please answer yes or no.

      

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

      

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

      

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

      

I am going to call an interpreter to help us talk more about your baby’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 baby and take blood for lab tests. An IV is a thin plastic tube that we can use to place fluid in your baby’s veins. We will use a needle to put the IV in.

      

We are going to place an IV in your baby.

      

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

      

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

      

We are going to clean your baby’s skin.

      

This is sugar water for your baby. We are giving it to your baby because sugar water can reduce pain in babies.

 

Urinalysis/culture/samples                                                                                                                                                  

      

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

      

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

      

I am going to place a plastic catheter into your baby’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 baby to collect urine.

      

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

 

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 baby to radiology. You may go with your baby.

      

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

      

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

 

Dietary           

      

Do you plan to breastfeed?

      

Do you need pumping supplies?

      

Would you like to see a lactation specialist? A lactation specialist can help with breastfeeding.

      

We would like you to pump before you hold your baby.

      

Would you like to feed your baby?

      

I am going to feed your baby.

      

I am going to feed your baby through the tube.

      

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

      

Did you fill out your menu?

      

Would you like help filling out the menu?