At Cook Children's, you'll find the best pediatric doctors in North Texas. Our professionals put the health and well-being of your child first and foremost.
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Looking for a pediatric specialty clinic? Cook Children's has more than 60 locations across North Texas, because even when your child's diagnosis is complicated, finding the right care should be simple.
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As a parent, you know your child. As health care providers, we know pediatric medicine. That's why it's so important to us to work together with you, your family and your caregivers to manage the health of the one child who matters most, yours. We do this by including you in our nurse shift report while your child is hospitalized, teaching you any specialized care your child may need once you've returned home and by assuring open communication.
When your child is hospitalized, it can be a confusing and scary time, and you may have a lot of questions like, "Are the lab results back?" "When is the doctor coming?"
While Cook Children's offers quality care, we know that parents are the best resource when it comes to their child. As such, nurses involve parents in shift to shift reports at 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., at the bedside, using the electronic medical record.
This practice provides an opportunity for parents to have a better understanding of the treatment plan and to ask questions and give feedback. When appropriate, depending on age and ability to understand, your child may also participate.
Involving families in the report process has improved communication and helps families take part in the plan of care.
Some children need specialized care at home. To ensure that you are prepared to provide this care, we will teach you how to confidently perform the necessary tasks at home. This might include CPR training, using and caring for a G-button, giving medication, car seat safety and other training specific to your child's care.
Our training involves the teach-back method, which allows us to make sure you fully understand the information being taught by having you “teach” us what you've just learned.
Of course, we're always available if you have any questions.
Additionally, we encourage parents and providers to keep communication lines open, while here at the hospital and throughout your child's care.
As a parent it means:
As a care provider it means: