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Inpatient ward

Inpatient Ward

Inpatient ward rotations are located at the Children's Hospital at University Medical Center and Covenant Women's & Children's Hospital. The intern on the ward provides primary care for all inpatients and coordinates care with primary care attending's and consultants. The senior residents provide supervision and teaching while overseeing the care of all patients admitted to the pediatric floor. Attending rounds are held daily. An academic pediatric hospitalist service provides most of the inpatient teaching. Additionally, a PharmD specialized in pediatrics, rounds with the team daily during the week to assist with medication dosing and choices.

Our nursing staff does a superior job of providing patient care that emphasizes the needs of children. They take the time to get to know the patient and the family, to provide education, and to update the parents and patients with details concerning their care throughout the hospital stay. Full-time child life specialists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and respiratory therapists add to the thorough and comprehensive care.