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  • The Medical Team at Hasbro Children's Hospital

  • At Hasbro Children's Hospital, pediatric staff members and specialists collaborate to provide the best care possible for our patients.

    • There are more than 120physicians at Hasbro Children's Hospital. All of our medical and surgical physicians must be board certified or be eligible for certification in a specialty or subspecialty. Our hospital-based physicians also have an academic or clinical faculty appointment at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
    • An attending physician will manage your child's medical care during hospitalization. This physician will lead your child's health care team, and will order necessary exams and tests, prescribe medications and coordinate your child's treatment plan with other hospital staff.
    • Residents will also care for your child while he or she is in the hospital. Residents are physicians who have graduated from medical school and are receiving postgraduate training. Residents are directly responsible for day-to-day care and are supervised by senior residents and attending physicians. On duty 24 hours a day, residents are available to answer questions concerning your child's care.

    An Entire Team for Each Patient

    • Nurses at Hasbro Children's Hospital are highly trained and committed to family-centered care. They encourage and welcome families' participation in their child's care. Most nurses work on the inpatient care floors, which are divided by age group. This allows the nurses on each unit to become familiar with the specific needs of each group. More about nursing services.
      • Registered nurses provide your child's daily care, and ensure your child's comfort and well being during his or her stay. They check your child's vital signs, monitor his or her condition, and administer medications.
      • Nurse practitioners may help your child's attending physician conduct physical exams and order medications and treatments. Nurse practitioners have completed advanced training in specific areas of pediatrics and are supervised by physicians.
    • Physical, occupational and speech therapists work with children who have developmental or physical disabilities, or have injuries from trauma. They help patients increase strength and regain their movement so they can return to their regular activities.
    • Respiratory therapists assist children with breathing techniques and respiratory problems.
    • Dietitians watch for changes in your child's appetite and weight and take care of special nutritional needs for food allergies, medical diet prescriptions, tube feedings and other conditions. Dietitians also provide nutritional counseling and education.
    • Clinical social workers help children and their families cope with and adjust to the emotional and social issues of hospitalization.
    • Child life specialists work with children to help them get ready for procedures. They also coordinate activities for children either in the hospital's playrooms or at the bedside.
    • Certified teachers operate a school program with individual tutoring and classroom lessons.
    • Unit secretaries, unit assistants, and dietary, housekeeping and central transport staff work in various ways to help during your child's stay.
    • Patient representatives are trained volunteers who explain hospital routines and policies, answer questions about your child's hospital stay and help resolve issues related to your child's care. You can request a visit from a patient representative by calling 401-444-5817, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Under an instructor's supervision, students fromThe Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and from schools for nursing, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, child life, nutrition and other health care professions may help care for your child.