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The patient can expect an environment that is safe, clean, and quiet to provide optimal healing. The patient’s privacy will be respected.
The patient will receive nursing care based on the principles of patient and family centered care and utilizing an assessment of the patient’s and family’s needs by the registered nurse.
The patient and their family will have the opportunity to play a role in developing and implementing a patient specific plan of care.
The patients and families will be provided the necessary education to enhance their knowledge, skills, and afford them with the empowerment to maintain wellness goals in their home.
The patient and their family will have the information they need to participate and collaborate with the healthcare team in a way that is meaningful for them.
Nursing handoff occurs anytime a patient is transferred from one licensed care provider to another.
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh maintains three Musts to ensure a safe and accurate handoff:
CHP Cares Standardized Handoff will provide information regarding:
The patient, parent, or guardian will receive the opportunity to provide feedback on their perceptions of the care provided during their patient care experience.
The patient’s pain will be assessed by obtaining a pain history upon admission, addressing pain throughout the patient’s stay, and integrating pain management as part of the discharge planning process.
The patient/family will be provided the information necessary to participate in decisions about their nursing care.
The patient can expect that confidentiality of information regarding their care will be maintained.
The patient will receive considerate and respectful care that is consistent with their cultural and spiritual values.
At Children’s Hospital, the professional nursing staff plays a key role in the hospital’s mission. Nurse/physician collaboration is essential in planning and implementing care for patients’ and families’ health care needs.
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Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to make a donation online.