Pediatric hospitalists are physicians whose primary focus is the general medical care of hospitalized children. Their activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital medicine. They are highly trained, with expertise in coordinating and directing treatment while your child is in the hospital. They analyze test results, order follow-up tests, handle communication between different doctors and serve as the point person for questions and updates related to your child's health. They can be found working in children's hospitals, in labor and delivery, newborn nurseries or neonatal intensive care units.
The pediatric hospitalist at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine will map out a comprehensive plan of care, communicating directly with your child's pediatrician, primary care doctor, general surgeon, other specialists and you throughout your stay to discuss past health history and any new findings. You can count on School of Medicine pediatric hospitalists to check in with you and your child regularly to provide updates and answers to any questions you have.
Children can't always communicate what's medically wrong and aren't always the most patient of patients. A pediatric hospitalist will develop a close relationship with your child while being treated in the hospital and ensure their comfort and care for the duration of their stay. Upon discharge, the pediatric hospitalists will communicate with you and your child's pediatrician on any follow-up requirements.
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