During Your Visit
Your Child’s Health Care Team
Members of Your Child’s Health Care Team
Your child and family are at the center of the health care team, and we are committed to providing you with exceptional medical care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All of your child’s health care team members have one goal in mind: to work with you and your child to bring about recovery as thoroughly and quickly as possible. Your health care team may involve some of the following individuals:
The attending physicians at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at st.Vincent are among the finest in the country. They come from a variety of well known and respected training centers both here in Indiana and throughout the country.
The goal of nursing at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent is to give your child the best care possible. Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent nurses are specially trained in caring for children. Nurses give your child around-the-clock individualized care and carry out the physician’s orders for medical treatment, responding moment-to- moment to your child’s medical needs. They also help to ease your child’s fears of being in the hospital, being sick and being away from family. Nurses will teach you how you can help meet your child’s needs while in the hospital.
Your child may need the help of a respiratory therapist while here in the hospital. A respiratory therapist is a health care professional who is specially trained in the use of respiratory equipment and oxygen and aerosol therapy. A respiratory therapist may be involved in your child’s care if your child’s medical condition requires any equipment to help him or her breathe.
Children may need the help of physical, occupational and/or speech therapy to help them reach their potential. These therapists will come and provide the needed therapies in the patient’s own room or take them to the patient gym.
Technologists and Other Experts
Along with physicians and nurses, your child’s medical care rests in the hands of numerous health care specialists. These may include technologists in radiology and other departments, pharmacists, dietitians and others.
Pastoral Care can provide you and your family spiritual support. The Pastoral Care Department will provide assistance to those of all faiths. Trained chaplains are available 24 hours a day. If you would like to speak with a chaplain, please let your nurse know.
Clinical Social Workers
A clinical social worker is available to assist you and your family during this stressful time and promote optimal social functioning. A clinical social worker is available for emotional support and assistance to you and your family. Should you have any concerns regarding your current social situation or financial issues or need help with state and federal assistance programs or community resources, a social worker is here to help. Please contact your nurse if you would like to speak with a social worker.