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An important part of giving your child the best care and service is hourly partnering. One of the members of your care team, such as the nurse or nursing assistant, will come in to check on you:
Every hour from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Every 2 hours from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Intravenous lines (IVs) with fluids will be checked every hour)
During this time we will be:
- Make sure you and your child are doing okay
- Monitoring your child’s comfort and pain
- Helping your child move and change positions
- Helping your child to the bathroom as needed
- Assisting you with your child’s feeds if you need rest
- Assuring your child has a safe sleep environment
Your caregivers also will make sure that your child is able to easily get to the:
- Bedside Table
- Water or other beverages
- Call light for assistance
- Bathroom and clean diapers
What does this mean to your child, your family and visitors?
This means that we are preparing for your personal needs and checking on how well you are doing regularly. This gives your family and visitors a chance to focus on your child’s recovery.
What are the benefits of hourly visits?
Hourly visits from the healthcare team improve the communication with patients and families and the safety of our patients.
Hourly rounding has been shown to improve patient safety and meet the needs of the child and family.
How will this effect my ability to rest/sleep?
Rest is an important part of the healing process. Our goal is to decrease how often the nurse or aide is coming in to check on you and your child. We will partner with you and your family to limit interruptions while making sure your safety and quality of care is high.