The Medical Team at Hasbro Children's Hospital
At Hasbro Children's Hospital, pediatric staff members and specialists
collaborate to provide the best care possible for our patients.
There are more than 120 physicians at
Hasbro Children's Hospital. All of our medical and surgical
physicians must be board certified or be eligible for
certification in a specialty or subspecialty. Our hospital-based
physicians also have an academic or clinical faculty appointment
at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
An attending physician will manage your child's medical care
during hospitalization. This physician will lead your child's
health care team, and will order necessary exams and tests,
prescribe medications and coordinate your child's treatment plan
with other hospital staff.
Residents will also care for your child while he or she is in
the hospital. Residents are physicians who have graduated from
medical school and are receiving postgraduate training.
Residents are directly responsible for day-to-day care and are
supervised by senior residents and attending physicians. On duty
24 hours a day, residents are available to answer questions
concerning your child's care.
An Entire Team for Each Patient
Nurses at Hasbro Children's Hospital are highly
trained and committed to family-centered care. They encourage
and welcome families' participation in their child's care. Most
nurses work on the inpatient care floors, which are divided by
age group. This allows the nurses on each unit to become
familiar with the specific needs of each group. More
about nursing services.
Registered nurses provide your
child's daily care, and ensure your child's
comfort and well being during his or her stay.
They check your child's vital signs, monitor his
or her condition, and administer medications.
Nurse practitioners may help
your child's attending physician conduct
physical exams and order medications and
treatments. Nurse practitioners have completed
advanced training in specific areas of
pediatrics and are supervised by physicians.
Physical, occupational and speech therapists
work with children who have developmental or physical
disabilities, or have injuries from trauma. They help patients
increase strength and regain their movement so they can return
to their regular activities.
Respiratory therapists assist children with
breathing techniques and respiratory problems.
Dietitians watch for changes in your child's
appetite and weight and take care of special nutritional needs
for food allergies, medical diet prescriptions, tube feedings
and other conditions. Dietitians also provide nutritional
counseling and education.
Clinical social workers help children and their
families cope with and adjust to the emotional and social issues
Child life specialists work with children to
help them get ready for procedures. They also coordinate
activities for children either in the hospital's playrooms or at
Certified teachers operate a school program
with individual tutoring and classroom lessons.
Unit secretaries, unit assistants, and dietary,
housekeeping and central transport staff work in
various ways to help during your child's stay.
Patient representatives are trained volunteers
who explain hospital routines and policies, answer questions
about your child's hospital stay and help resolve issues related
to your child's care. You can request a visit from a patient
representative by calling 401-444-5817, weekdays from 8:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Under an instructor's supervision, students from The
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and from
schools for nursing, respiratory therapy, physical therapy,
child life, nutrition and other health care professions may help
care for your child.