Ward 9  

 

Unit Profile 

Unit name

 Ward 9 Pediatrics 

Patient population

 Age 0 to 14 years

Mixed gender

with specialized care for haematology, immunology, GI and Hepatobilliary

Hours of operation

 24 hours/ 7 days per week

Number of beds

 25

Occupancy Rate

 99%

Staff categories

 Registered Nurse

Patient Educator

Unit Assistant

Patient Care Technician

Primary patient diagnoses

  • Haematology conditions – Sickle Cell Anaemia, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia, Thallassaemia, Haemophilia, Glanzman Disease.
  • Immunology – Severe combined immuno deficiency syndrome, hypo gamma globulinaemia, hyper IGE syndrome, HLA deficiency.
  • Gastroenterology / Hepatobilliary – Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis, Wilson disease, Criggler Nagger Syndrome, Crohn's disease, Billiary Atresia and post liver transplant, etc.
  • Medical conditions include respiratory, neurology, infectious diseases and metabolic cases. Surgical conditions include general-surgery, orthopaedics, ENT, Oro-maxillo facial and plastics.

Procedures

 Paediatric physical assessment

  • blood and blood products administration
  • IVIG, Infliximab, Rituximab
  • TPN infusions
  • IV insertions, drug dosage calculation and administration
  • Care of patient on conscious sedation and airway management
  • Care and management of central lines
  • Transport for procedure e.g. CT, MRI, Endoscopy. Liver Biopsy, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Milk scan, Upper GI study, Palliative, etc.

Nursing care Delivery system

 Total Patient Care in a Partnership Model

 

 Unit Profile 

Unit name

 PICU – Pediatric Critical Care 

Patient population

 Age 0 to 14 years

Mixed gender 

Hours of operation

 24 hours / 7 days per week

Number of beds

 16

Occupancy Rate

 100%

Staff categories

 Registered Nurse

Unit Assistant

Patient Care Technician

Primary patient diagnoses

 Respiratory disorders, failures, infections, ARDS hemodynamic instability, post cardio pulmonary arrest, MVA, traumatic brain injury, neurological deficit / disorders, organ transplant – liver / renal, acute / chronic, liver / renal failure, metabolic / endocrine disorders, post operative care of general surgery, airway surgery plastic, oro maxilofacial, urology and neurosurgery, pain management, oncology / haematology, burns, sepsis, organophosphate poisoning/drug ingestion, post operative management of conjoined twins separated.

Procedures

Conventional ventilatory support

High frequency oscillatory ventilation, intubation / extubation, tracheostomy tube care

initiation and care of central / arterial line

hemodynamic monitoring of vasopressors, inotropes blood and blood products, continuous peritoneal dialysis

initiation of CRRT (CVVH)

epidural analgesia and PCA assistance with insertion and management of patient with chest tube

brain death protocol

organ donation

moderate (conscious) sedation 

Nursing care Delivery system

 Total Patient Care in a Partnership Model 

Last Modified

03-Sep-2014 01:50 PM