Pediatric rating scales - page 2

by MasonCarbo

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Hello everyone! I would like to talking about the pediatric rating scales used in our units. In my unit we use principally two scales: - Faces pain rating scale; - Conley scale (for falling risk), used for patients with more... Read More


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    Quote from umcRN
    Yes I can definitely see the importance of it...interesting. I'm on my units practice council. Maybe something to be brought up.

    That's pretty impressive you can always guarantee a parent at the bedside! How do they manage their work/other children? We certinaly have our parents that never leave but sometimes they just have to spend a night away, even if only for their sanity. Just curious.
    To be honest I'm new to this unit: peds oncology. Been on the floor for about 1.5 mths and I have yet to see a child spend the night alone. It becomes a major stress financially, the other kids don't seem to become priority. It's extremely sad situation. These parents feel as though if they leave their child for any length of time they might die while they are gone
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    Quote from brithoover
    To be honest I'm new to this unit: peds oncology. Been on the floor for about 1.5 mths and I have yet to see a child spend the night alone. It becomes a major stress financially, the other kids don't seem to become priority. It's extremely sad situation. These parents feel as though if they leave their child for any length of time they might die while they are gone

    Well I can see that side of it, especially in a cardiac ICU where a child can be sitting up talking to you one minute, and coding the next (exactly how my first code went, came out of nowhere) so parents have a hard time leaving. However I feel as though that must be very stressful personally and not healthy. Everyone needs a break out of the hospital now and then, a night in their own beds. We encourage parents to take nights off, most do, some don't but we try to create an environment where parents are ok leaving their child for a few hours or a night, especially for the sake of other children who are not allowed in the ICU 24/7.
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    We can't guarantee a parent at the bedside. But our hospital will provide a sitter if the right paperwork is filled out. And all of our inpatient beds are monitored. Even if it's just oximetry. We make extensive use of those line stabilizer gadgets too.


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