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Children’s Hospital raises precautionary level to ‘red’ – Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska 2021-09-07 22:04:18 –

Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV) — On Tuesday, a children’s hospital announced that it had increased the COVID-19 protocol.

The new visitor policy can be found on the Children’s Hospital website or at: childrensomaha.org

Reducing the spread of COVID-19 and keeping patients, families and staff safe is our number one priority. Children’s limits visitors to reduce the risk of exposure and ensure social distance.

Parents / guardians: Do not come to children’s hospitals and medical centers you sick.

A mask is needed by everyone.

Masks are required for all caregivers and patients to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Screening: All individuals are screened before entering the child’s building.

We ask:

  • Two adult caregivers over the age of 18 can be with the patient. (Parents of patients under the age of 18 are allowed.) Four adults can enroll in the system and two are always at the patient’s bedside.
  • Up to two adult visitors are allowed, but it is advisable to limit the number of caregivers with the patient.
  • Brothers and other visitors are not allowed.
  • Adult caregivers should wear masks when healthcare providers and staff are in the hospital room.
  • Adult caregivers should plan to stay in the hospital room as much as possible. Minimize time in common areas, including corridors.
  • A symptomatic adult caregiver is required to be discharged and can appoint another adult caregiver instead.

NICU

  • Two adult caregivers over the age of 18 can be with the patient. (Parents of patients under the age of 18 are allowed.) Four adults can enroll in the system and two are always at the patient’s bedside.
  • Up to two adult visitors are allowed, but it is advisable to limit the number of caregivers with the patient.
  • Brothers and other visitors are not allowed.
  • Adult caregivers should wear a mask whenever they are in the hospital room.
  • Adult caregivers should plan to stay in the hospital room as much as possible. Minimize time in common areas, including corridors.
  • A symptomatic adult caregiver is required to be discharged and can appoint another adult caregiver instead.

Surgery

  • Allows two adult caregivers over the age of 18 to accompany the inpatient and the patient who are scheduled to be hospitalized. (Parents of patients under the age of 18 are allowed.) In all other cases, only one adult is still allowed to accompany the patient.
  • Up to two adult visitors are allowed, but it is advisable to limit the number of caregivers with the patient.
  • Brothers and other visitors are not allowed.
  • Adults showing symptoms should not come to the hospital.

Pediatric Outpatient Surgery Center

  • Two adult caregivers over the age of 18 may accompany the patient. (Parents of patients over the age of 18 are allowed.)
  • Brothers and other visitors are not allowed.
  • Adults showing symptoms should not come to an outpatient surgery center.

Career restrictions are required because the room size is small and the waiting room is small, which makes it impossible to maintain adequate social distance in the presence of additional caregivers.

Specialized Clinic / Outpatient Reservation

  • Two adult caregivers over the age of 18 may accompany the patient. (Parents of patients under the age of 18 are allowed.)
  • Up to two adult visitors are allowed, but it is advisable to limit the number of caregivers with the patient.
  • Brothers and other visitors are not allowed.
  • Adults showing symptoms should not come to a specialized clinic.

Reservation of a child’s doctor (primary care)

  • Two adult caregivers over the age of 18 may accompany the patient. (Parents of patients under the age of 18 are allowed.)
  • Up to two adult visitors are allowed, but it is advisable to limit the number of caregivers with the patient.
  • Brothers and other visitors are not allowed.
  • Adults showing symptoms should not come to a pediatrician.
  • Exceptions may be granted if the patient and family are vaccinated against the flu.

Emergency department

  • In the child’s emergency department treatment / examination room and waiting room, one parent / guardian may accompany the patient. A second caregiver can join the patient after living together. This change relaxed the initial restrictions on the COVID-19 pandemic, limiting each patient with ED to be accompanied by one adult.
  • Brothers and other visitors are not allowed.
  • Adults with symptoms should not come to the emergency department.
  • Career restrictions are required because the room size is small and the waiting room is small, which makes it impossible to maintain adequate social distance in the presence of additional caregivers.

urgent care

  • Two adult caregivers over the age of 18 may accompany the patient. (Parents of patients under the age of 18 are allowed.)
  • Up to two adult visitors are allowed, but it is advisable to limit the number of caregivers with the patient.
  • Brothers and other visitors are not allowed.
  • Adults with symptoms should not come to emergency treatment.

Check out a recent interview with Dr. Kari Simonsen, Chief Pediatrician for Children.

WEB EXTRA: A pediatrician at a children’s hospital explains the impact of COVID-19 on children

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