Healthcare, ICU

Should parents be accompanying their children?

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.

Your opinion is important, and we need to listen you.

Only one thing is necessary: you want to share. Anyone can comment, you don’t have to be a health care professional.

From the Pediatric ICU of the Hospital 12 de Octubre, a group of healthcare professionals including auxiliar (Rafaela Pozo and Laura Palomino), nurses (Raquel Vinagre, Sonia Gil and Raquel Arenas) and pediatricians (Sylvia Belda, Luisa Barón and Marta Olmedilla), ask us for help.

Should parents or family members be accompanying their children during the procedures we perform on them?


The admission to the PICU is always a traumatic event for children and families and we are very concerned about trying to improve the care of the children and their families to minimize the emotional impact.

Our unit is a 24 hours open unit and we are beginning to raise awareness of the need of children to be accompanied by their parents.

In this context we ask your collaboration to know your opinion about family presence in different procedures and moments. It is a small survey and it will only take less than 5 minutes to fill out this form (available in English). 

 
They are searching opinions from over the World!

Your opinion will help us in trying to adapt our care to the real needs.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.


From The IC-HU Project, let´s help them to collect the highest number of responses for these necessary questions. Knowing where we are we can know where we want to go.

By Dr. Gabi Heras, ICU Physician
*Re-posted with permission. Original can be found at: http://www.humanizingintensivecare.com/2015/01/should-parents-to-be-accompanying-their.html

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