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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When Leaving Children's Hospital
 

Our goal is to help you and your family to return home as soon as possible. You may hear us talking about discharge plans. Your child's doctor, nurse, case manager or social worker will help you plan for your child's care after you leave the hospital. If you have questions, or are uncomfortable with any of your child's home care, please let the doctor, nurse, or case manager know so that we can help.

Discharge Process for Children's Hospital

When your doctor tells you that you can go home or "be discharged," a few things will happen:
  • The nurse or other members of the health care team will talk to you about how to care for your child at home.
  • The nurse will give you written information to care for your child at home. You may want to put these papers in the pockets of your patient and family handbook.
  • If your doctor has asked you to come back for a doctor's appointment in one of Vanderbilt's clinics, the medical receptionist can make that appointment for you.

You will need to plan ahead for transportation. If you need help arranging transportation, please tell your nurse. When your transportation has arrived, one of the unit staff will help you and your child get to your car.


Last Edited: July 12, 2016
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