The Health Care Teams for Children with Heart DiseaseTThe Health Care Teams for Children with Heart DiseaseThe Health Care Teams for Children with Heart DiseaseEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemHealth care professionalsAdult (19+)NA2009-12-04T05:00:00ZJennifer Russell, MD, FRCPC00652.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about health care teams committed to treating children with heart conditions. The specific role of each member is discussed.<br></p><p>If your child is being treated for a heart condition, they will be receiving care from a number of health care professionals, including those on medical and surgical, nursing, and family support teams. These people are very skilled and caring individuals, who are committed to family-centred care and respecting the individual needs of the child and the family.</p><h2>Key points </h2> <ul><li>Health care professionals who treat children with congenital heart conditions usually work in teams: a medical and surgical team, a nursing team, various health care professionals and some sort of family support team.</li> <li>It can be difficult to tell who each member on your health care team is and what they do. Do not hestitate to ask any member of the team who they are and any other questions about your child's care. </li></ul>
L’équipes soignantes pour les enfants atteints de maladies cardiaquesLL’équipes soignantes pour les enfants atteints de maladies cardiaquesThe Health Care Teams for Children with Heart DiseaseFrenchCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemHealth care professionalsAdult (19+)NA2009-12-04T05:00:00ZJennifer Russell, MD, FRCPC00652.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Familiarisez-vous avec les équipes soignantes traitant les enfants atteints de maladies cardiaques. Le rôle précis de chaque membre est expliqué.<br></p><p>Si votre enfant est traité pour un problème cardiaque, il recevra des soins de la part de plusieurs professionnels de la santé, y compris des personnes travaillant au sein d’une équipe médicale et chirurgicale, d’une équipe d’infirmières et d’une équipe de soutien à la famille. Ces personnes sont hautement qualifiées et très attentionnées; par ailleurs, elles s’occupent des soins centrés sur la famille et respectent les besoins individuels de l’enfant et de la famille.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> Les professionnels de la santé qui traitent les enfants atteints de maladies cardiaques congénitales travaillent habituellement en équipes : une équipe médicale et chirurgicale, une équipe d’infirmières, différents professionnels de la santé et un certain type d’équipe de soutien à la famille.</li> <li> Il peut être difficile de dire qui est chaque membre de votre équipe de soins de santé et ce qu’il fait. N’hésitez pas à demander à un membre de l’équipe qui il est et à lui poser des questions sur les soins de votre enfant. </li></ul>

 

 

The Health Care Teams for Children with Heart Disease1590.00000000000The Health Care Teams for Children with Heart DiseaseThe Health Care Teams for Children with Heart DiseaseTEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemHealth care professionalsAdult (19+)NA2009-12-04T05:00:00ZJennifer Russell, MD, FRCPC00652.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about health care teams committed to treating children with heart conditions. The specific role of each member is discussed.<br></p><p>If your child is being treated for a heart condition, they will be receiving care from a number of health care professionals, including those on medical and surgical, nursing, and family support teams. These people are very skilled and caring individuals, who are committed to family-centred care and respecting the individual needs of the child and the family.</p><h2>Key points </h2> <ul><li>Health care professionals who treat children with congenital heart conditions usually work in teams: a medical and surgical team, a nursing team, various health care professionals and some sort of family support team.</li> <li>It can be difficult to tell who each member on your health care team is and what they do. Do not hestitate to ask any member of the team who they are and any other questions about your child's care. </li></ul><h2>How do you tell whos who at the hospital?</h2><p>It can be very difficult to tell by the clothes health care professionals wear what they do at the hospital. Many health care professionals wear scrubs or white coats, not just nurses and doctors. But all hospital staff are required to wear identification badges that include their name and their area of specialty. If youre not sure what somebody does, dont be afraid to ask them. </p><p>The health care professionals who will look after your child usually work in teams. There will be a medical and surgical team, a nursing team, various other health care professionals, and, depending on the hospital, some sort of family support team. These teams generally include the following people: </p><h3>Medical and surgical teams</h3><ul><li>cardiologist: a staff doctor who specializes in caring for the heart </li><li>heart or cardiovascular surgeon: a staff surgeon who specializes in heart surgery </li><li>cardiovascular surgery fellow or resident: a qualified doctor training to become a cardiac surgeon </li><li>cardiology fellow: a qualified paediatrician training to become a cardiologist </li><li>paediatric resident: a qualified doctor training to become a paediatrician </li><li>advanced practice nurse (APN): a registered nurse with advanced education in caring for children who have cardiac defects or surgery </li></ul><h3>Nursing team</h3><ul><li>registered nurse: a nurse who provides direct care to your child at the bedside </li><li>clinical support nurse: a registered nurse who assists nurses in caring for your child </li><li>team leader: a registered nurse who leads the team of nurses caring for your child </li><li>clinical leader: a registered nurse who coordinates daily activities on the unit </li><li>child health services director </li></ul><h3>Other health care professionals</h3><ul><li>physiotherapist: this person may be involved in assessing your child’s activity level, and how they are developing </li><li>occupational therapist: this person also looks at your child’s development, and can also help with any feeding issues </li><li>pharmacist: the pharmacist can answer questions about medicines </li><li>dietitian: dietitians know a lot about healthy eating, and can make sure your child is getting enough nutrition </li><li>child life specialist: these professionals look at how children are coping and developing, and use methods like therapeutic play to help </li></ul><h3>Family support team</h3><p>Many feelings and stresses can come up when your child is in the hospital. Along with your child’s illness, you may have problems dealing with a complex hospital system. The family support team can help you to cope. They may include: </p><ul><li>advanced practice nurse (APN): a registered nurse who specializes in caring for children with heart conditions and their families </li><li>social workers: specialists in counselling, therapy, and in finding resources </li><li>chaplains: members of the clergy who perform religious services for the hospital </li></ul><p>If you would like to meet one of these team members, please tell your child’s nurse. Other support people are also available if you need them. </p><h3>What is your role on the team?</h3><p>It is important for families to be a part of planning for how their children are cared for. If you have questions or concerns about your child, please feel free to ask any member of the team. They will make sure you get an update, or will arrange for you to speak with a doctor or other suitable team member. </p>The Health Care Teams for Children with Heart Disease

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