社区新闻10月20日,2020年

新的家庭观看区鼓励安全介绍婴儿

与新冠病毒相关的游客限制促使妇女儿童中心作出创造性的反应,以安全查看婴儿

没有人愿意看到他们的乔爷爷爬上梯子,或者海伦阿姨坐在妇女儿童中心窗外摇摇晃晃的椅子上,想看一眼他们家的新成员。

然而,由于COVID-19大流行,实施了预防性探视限制措施,在病房窗外,这些情景正在上演。在病房窗外,母亲一直在与新生儿建立联系。

在冠状病毒之前,预期母亲可能会在劳动和交付中的一时可以有几个游客,并且在分娩后曾经搬入母亲/婴儿房间则曾经搬入母亲/婴儿房间。Once the virus became a factor, expectant mothers were permitted one support person – a spouse, significant other or another family member, for instance – during labor and delivery and for the remainder of their hospital stay to prevent the spread of Coronavirus to Adena’s littlest patients.

协议的改变产生了相当大的和令人担忧的结果,因为家庭不得不改变他们如何看待他们的新生儿。

“We were seeing that families were attempting to view babies through the (patient room) windows in maybe not the safest manner because the windows on the outside aren’t level with what’s on the inside – so they would have a chair or a ladder or some other type of item that they would just have in their car and they were trying to stand on it and look in the window,” said Tasha Turner, nurse manager of pediatrics and the nursery. “We were really concerned someone was going to get hurt. (It was happening) almost every day.”

虽然安全是问题的关键部分,但这不是唯一关注的问题。特纳解释说,妇女和儿童的领导都担心家庭成员可能会意外地看出错误的窗口。

挑战在于找到一种方法,让家庭不必进入病房就能安全地看到他们最新的爱人。

“我们讨论了如何让每个家庭都能看到这个新生儿,因为我们知道这对每个家庭都很重要。所以我们开始思考,是否还有其他领域可以让这一切成为可能?”特纳说。

由于婴儿安全是病房的首要任务之一,病房的领导知道他们必须谨慎地做出决定。他们就这个问题开了几次会,并巡视了整个部门,寻找最佳方案。

“我们发现这一区域在母亲/婴儿——这是一个大窗户面临向停车场,我们觉得如果我们能做点什么来让外面的区域(稳定)区域内,那么我们将很容易能够有家人在看宝宝。”

他们与设施主管杰夫·蒙德亨克(Jeff Mundhenk)合作,制定了一个实现这一目标的计划。其结果是新建了一个木制坡道,通向医院东北角窗外的一个平台。有了标牌和指导方针的张贴,家庭可以安排时间站在平台上,观看在窗边婴儿床上休息的新生儿。新妈妈和家人之间会安排时间,确认后会通知病房工作人员。

“我们希望确保我们关注该领域,以确保每个人都安全,特别是在开始时,”特纳说。

妇女和儿童单位的工作人员将协助妈妈及其支持人员来确保婴儿在内部保持安全。

让病房工作人员在预定的时间内保持联系,还有助于防止在病房处理大量分娩期间,大量家庭聚集在观察区之外。当多个家庭在站台上等待转弯时,家庭之间会保持社交距离,并设置15分钟的窗口时间限制。

使用现在使用的平台,安全将在其周围监控活动“只是他们可以检查并确保人们安全地使用它,”特纳说。

The platform is the latest example of the type of out-of-the-box thinking about patient-centered care – in this case going beyond patients themselves to include their extended families – that helped earn Adena a spot this summer on Newsweek’s 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. Only 231 hospitals across 36 states were selected to receive the honor.