How you would support a child to prepare for a stay in hospital.
Describe how you would support a child to prepare for a stay in hospital.
For anyone let alone a child going into hospital can be a daunting adventure and sometimes frightening experience. So as a early years practitioner it’s important to work with the parents and or carers and sometimes the medical staff to make it a smooth transition for the child ,and to ensure they are happy to go to hospital, for medical treatment or a surgical operations.
Every year 1 in 4 children under the age of five goes into hospital and over 2million children are seen in A&E units every year. Having a meeting with the parents/carer so you know what is going to happen, if they are able to stay with child. If they can’t is another family member going to stay also what will happen once the hospital visit is over and they are home. By knowing all these things you will be able to know what to say to the child and how to handle question the child might have.
Depending on the age of the child will depend when you let them know when they are going if under 5yeard old it’s best to do it 2 or 3 days before and if they