At the Pediatric Burn Center, your child’s health and recovery are our primary concerns. We realize this is a stressful time for you, so we want to provide as much support as possible. Depending on the severity of the burn injury, your child will be staying in the Burn Inpatient Unit on the tenth floor of the The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center building or in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).
In an effort to minimize the spread of infection, you will be asked to wear gloves and a gown to cover your clothes while visiting. Please wash your hands with soap and water before leaving the patient’s room. Notify the nurse if you have a cold or other communicable disease before entering a patient’s room. You may be asked to wear a mask.
Pediatric Burn Inpatient Unit
The tenth-floor Pediatric Burn Inpatient Unit has private rooms with the capacity to have one parent, guardian or designated adult (18 years or older) stay overnight with the child. Parents are welcome to visit 24 hours a day and other family members and friends are welcome from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. All visitors must obtain a visitor pass. If you don’t feel well — are experiencing diarrhea, cold or flu symptoms or have been exposed to chicken pox within the last two weeks — please do not visit.
Although we would like to encourage sibling and peer involvement during hospitalization, please be advised that neither childcare nor on-unit waiting is available for these younger visitors. Arrangements for these siblings should be made prior to arrival.
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
The pediatric intensive care unit, or PICU, is designed to provide advanced treatment for the burned child. Patients who need highly skilled medical attention, including close observation and the use of sophisticated monitoring equipment and comprehensive skin treatments, are admitted to the PICU.
In each room in the PICU, there is a monitor that records the patient’s heart rate, blood pressure, respirations and pressure in the heart. Other specialized equipment may also be used to care for the patient. A physician is readily available 24 hours a day.
Only two visitors per child are allowed at any one time. Parents may visit between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. One parent may visit overnight between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Other visitors may visit with parents’ permission from noon to 7 p.m. Only children 16 and over may visit the PICU. Parents may call the PICU at 410-955-5260 at any time to check on their child’s condition.