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Other Pediatrics Pages: Parent of Infant | Parent of Child
Welcome to the unit.
Nice to meet you.
I am your nurse.
I am your doctor.
I am your PCA.
I am your personal care assistant, or PCA. I work with your nurse to help with meals, dressing, bathing, or moving around the room or unit.
My name is
What do you like to be called?
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.
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 you?
A music therapist can sing or play music with you to help you feel more comfortable in the hospital.
Would you like to have a child life specialist come see you?
A child life specialist will help you and your 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 you.
A physical therapist helps people with their ability to move around and get stronger after being sick or injured.
An occupational therapist is coming to see you.
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 you.
A speech therapist can help you with many different skills, like feeding and communicating.
I am going to check your temperature (heart rate, blood pressure).
I am going to check your blood pressure.
I am going to listen to your breathing and heart.
I am going to check your weight.
Please step on the scale.
I am going to put these stickers on your chest to take an echocardiogram (EKG).
An echocardiogram creates a picture of your heart beat on the computer.
Please press this button if you need help.
I am going to give you medicine.
I am going to check your wrist band to make sure I give the right medication.
This medicine will dissolve in your mouth.
Please swallow this.
I am going to give this medicine through the IV.
I am going to give you a shot with medicine in it.
I am going to give you medication through this tube.
I am going to turn you.
Please call the nurse if you want to get out of bed.
I am going to change you into hospital clothes.
We will take off all your clothes including underwear.
Do you need to go to the bathroom?
Please pee in this container and save the pee so that we can keep track of how much you are peeing.
Would you like you to take a shower?
Here is a toothbrush.
We are going to clean your mouth.
Symptoms– If the patient has concerns about pain or difficulty breathing please arrange for an in person or remote interpreter
Are you having pain? Please answer yes or no.
Please point to where you are having pain.
Are you having trouble breathing? Please answer yes or no.
I am going to call a doctor to come and see you.
I am going to call an interpreter to help us talk more about your symptoms.
We are going to take blood for lab tests.
We are going to place an IV in you and take blood for lab tests. An IV is a thin plastic tube that we can use to place fluid in your veins. We will use a needle to put the IV in.
We are going to place an IV in you.
This may hurt, but we are going to put some medication on your skin so it will hurt less.
We need you to stay still while we do this.
We are going to hold you while we do this.
We are going to clean your skin.
I need a urine sample for a lab test.
First I am going to clean your skin.
Please use these wipes to clean your skin.
I am going to place a plastic catheter into your 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.
Please pee in this cup and leave it in the bathroom so we can send the urine to the lab.
We are going to take a radiograph. We will bring the radiograph machine in this room.
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.
Someone from our transport team is coming to take you to radiology.
Someone from our transport team is coming to take you to the procedure.
Someone from our transport team is coming to take you to your new room in the hospital.
Are you hungry?
Are you thirsty?
Did you fill out your menu?
Would you like help filling out the menu?
You cannot have anything to eat or drink for now.