patient attendent

  1. I was just wondering if your hospital has patient attendents? They are ordered by an MD to sit with the patient 24/7... I just accepted a job as a patient attendent at the childrens hospital in my area and I have never heard of this position till now. Any thoughts or feelings on them would be great..Thanks!!:spin:
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  3. by   traumaRUs
    Why does the pediatric patient need a "sitter" (what we call them in the ER?)
  4. by   vrhodes
    Yes we have them over here, if the patient is at risk of absconding, if they are a self harm risk, to assess for seizure activity etc.