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Rooming-In

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This handout was written to answer some of the questions most often asked about rooming-in. Feel free to ask your doctor or nurse to go over any information you do not understand.

WHAT IS ROOMING-IN?
Rooming-in is when the caregivers of a patient with special needs and/or equipment spends an extended period of time at the bedside to provide care to the child.

WHO NEEDS TO ROOM-IN?
1) The person that will be the primary caregiver for the patient at home.
2) A support person that will provide relief and back-up coverage for the primary caregiver.

HOW LONG DO I NEED TO ROOM-IN?
The primary caregiver will room-in for 24-hours. The support person will rooming for 12-hours.

WHAT WILL I DO WHILE I ROOM-IN?
1) Work with the nurse to make sure you understand the child’s schedule.
2) Give all of the patient’s medications that they will be going home on.
3) Give all patient feedings.
4) Provide patient with all aspects of care such as bathing, treatments, trach care and G-tube care as needed.
5) You will be the first responder to all alarms or patient related problems. You will be responsible to seek help from Children’s Medical Center (CMC) staff as needed.
Rooming-in will be similar to having the child at home. You provide the care for the child and use the CMC staff as a resource for any questions or concerns.

PDF: Child Health Information - ROOMING-IN

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La informacion contenida en este material es unicamente informacion de tipo general. No debe considerarse como completa. Para obtener mas informacion acerca de los complementos para leche materna, por favor pidala a su doctor.
Preparado: 2001
Corregido: 2002, 2003

The information contained in this handout is for general information only and should not be considered complete. For specific information about bathing your baby, please ask your doctor or nurse practitioner.

Additional information may be located in the Family Resource Center, 2nd floor, near the Outpatient Surgery Center. Hours of the center vary; please contact the Family Resource Center at 937-641-3700.

Copyright(c) The Children's Medical Center of Dayton. This material is for educational purposes only. It cannot be reproduced or distributed without permission from Dayton Children's.
Formulated: 2001
Revised: 2002, 2003

 

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