Our Pediatric Unit has eight dedicated, private rooms for our younger patients. A VCR, movies, PlayStation™, games, wagons and books are available to entertain and encourage rest. Children receive a gift to comfort them while hospitalized and keep for their at-home recovery. This gift is made possible through generous donations from 4-H, Girl Scouts, The Children’s Fund and IU Health La Porte Hospital Foundation.
All nurses on the Pediatric Unit are certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and work closely with the pediatricians to provide caring, compassionate treatment for your child.
We take the safety of the children in our care very seriously, that is why we offer The Pediatric Code Readiness System, The Hugs System, The Bard Syringe Pump and Cardiac Apnea Monitor.
The Pediatric Code Readiness System
Children are weighed at the time of admission to determine correct doses of medication and size of equipment that should be used in an emergency situation. A color-coded wristband is worn during their hospital stay that corresponds with weight, medications and equipment to avoid delays in care.
The Hugs System
An electronic monitoring bracelet is placed on the an extremity of all pediatric patients under 18 years of age on the Pediatric Unit. An alarm notifies our staff if a pediatric patient has wandered too close to the elevators or an exit area.
The Bard Syringe Pump
The pump allows antibiotics to be given in exact amounts, times, and at a slower rate to an infant’s IV preventing additional needle sticks.
Cardiac Apnea Monitor
Our state-of-the-art monitor records heart rate, oxygen levels, and breathing in children. An alarm announces the absence of breath over 20 seconds.
For more information about the Pediatric Unit, call 219.326.2441.