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Resident Orientation Manual

Produced by Galveston Shriners Burn Hospital and
The University of Texas Medical Branch Blocker Burn Unit.
Contributors:  Sally Abston MD, Patricia Blakeney PhD, Manubhai Desai MD,
Patricia Edgar RN, CIC,John P Heggers PhD, David N Herndon MD,
Marsha Hildreth RD, Ray J Nichols Jr. MD

 

REHABILITATION SERVICES RESIDENT ORIENTATION

New staff will be introduced to Rehabilitation Services' Divisions of Child Life, Graphic Arts, Medical Sculpture, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy.

Child Life

Objectives:
A.  To provide family-centered care
B.  To promote normal growth and development by providing play and social opportunities
C.  To reduce stress and anxiety through play, education, and emotional support
D.  To address and support reintegration needs
E.  To elicit coping skills
F.  To normalize the hospital environment

Responsibilities of the Child Life Staff:
A.  Play opportunities at beside and playroom that promote growth in all developmental domains
B.  Pre-operative and procedural teaching and support
C.  Education on make-up and skin care techniques
D.  Facilitate, direct, and implement school re-entry videos and/or re-entry visits
E.  Camp referrals
F.  Plan and implement patient outings and special events/holidays

Communications:
A.  Documentation in SHCIS
B.  Multidisciplinary discharge planning meetings
C.  Complex needs meetings
D.  Staff referrals
E.  School referrals
F.  Physician orders

 

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