Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Nashville, TN 37232

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GUIDE to Children's Hospital
For Patients and Families
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Your Health Care Team

Doctors - Green ID badges

  • Attending physician (dark green) - supervises your child's overall care.
  • Resident physician (light green) - a licensed medical doctor who is studying to become a specialist.
  • Consulting physician (dark green) - another doctor, often a specialist, called in by the attending physician to treat a specific part of the body.
  • Fellow (sea green) - a licensed doctor who is part of a one or two-year program to gain more specialized experience.

Nurses - Blue ID badges

  • Nurse Practitioner (NP) (dark blue) - registered nurse with a masters degree and advanced clinical training.
  • Registered Nurse (RN) (light blue) - provides or coordinates care.
  • Charge Nurse - responsible for coordinating all patient care on the unit during the shift and making sure patients' needs are met.
  • Case Manager - The case manager is a nurse that manages your child's plan of care. They help you with scheduling follow-up
    appointments, delivery of medical equipment, insurance questions and more.

Respiratory Therapist - Gold ID badges
Respiratory therapists help with lung or breathing problems.

Several categories of employees wear white badges:

Care Partners
Assists with patient care under the direct super vision of an RN.

Child Life
Child life specialists work with patients and families to reduce the stress of being in the hospital. They will help your child cope through play and provide support during tests and treatment. Hospital school teachers and music and art therapists are also available.

Health Care Students
Children's Hospital is a teaching hospital. Students may be working with members of your health care team. Students do not make decisions about your child's medicines or treatments.

Pastoral and Spiritual Care
Chaplains are here to give support. Please ask your nurse for details. The Children's Chapel is on the second floor and is always open.

Patient Care Services Manager

Every patient unit has a manager who is in charge of the patient care staff. Talk to the manager if you have any problems or concerns.

Pharmacists can tell you how to use a medicine the right way, how different medicines work with one another, and how a drug may affect your child's illness.

Rehabilitation Services
A rehab specialist can be a physical, speech or occupational therapist. They work to help patients get back their strength and movement, the skills they need for play, learning and self-care, and their ability to talk, swallow or think.

Social Worker
Social workers provide emotional support and counseling to patients and families and help them identify resources in the community.

Watch our video with your child to meet some of the people who make Children's Hospital a special place.

Last Edited: September 2, 2014
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