The unit staff is always ready to receive a “new” and complex patient to the unit.
The treatment is determined according to the disease and the status of the patient
We consider the child and family as one. The parents may stay with the child all the time and receive updated medical information about his condition and they are full partners in the care and in the decision making process.
Our role as unit staff – to see the parents through the admittance of their child, while providing attention, explanations, guidance and comfort and share support parties according to need, from the moment they enter the unit until they are discharged.
We have no doubt that the parents’ presence by the child’s bed decreases the child’s anxieties and raises the family’s confidence.
During the admittance time, the team conducts sessions regarding following treatments and special trainings such as a resuscitation course, avoiding accidents at home etc.
Educational staff (school and preschool teachers) are in daily contact with the staff, and as much as the health of the patients allows, they can enjoy the educational services of the unit, play a variety of games, watch DVDs or listen to music.
The entrance to the unit is only allowed for parents and during the night – only a single parent is allowed to stay. We also recommend that the parents switch during the day, especially during long admittance periods.
Sometimes, when a parent can’t stay next to his child’s bed, we will allow (upon request) the entrance of another family member.
Our nursing staff includes 15 academic nurses who were trained and passed a course of “Pediatric intensive care”.
In caring for children we have a multi-disciplinary staff including nutritionists, ventilation technicians, social workers, lab workers, educational staff and medical clowns.