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Virtual Tour: Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s Acute Care Units

Published by , on Apr 3, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHlEy2yRzn4“With features like playrooms, an air hockey table and a rooftop Children’s Garden, you would hardly remember you’re in a hospital,” said Siri Bream, certified child life specialist at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.The Acute Care Units at CHoR serve children with acute or chronic illnesses and injuries. The units are divided by age with 17 beds for infants and toddlers under age 4 and 24 beds for older children and adolescents. A large home-like palliative care room is also available for children in need of pediatric palliative care and pain management services. Patient care on the acute care units spans a wide range of conditions – from the treatment of asthma or the flu to week-long chemotherapy sessions for a child with cancer. An inpatient stay in CHoR’s acute care units can be as short as one day, or as long as a few weeks.“We give patients the chance to have fun and to learn that their illness or injury doesn’t define who they are. They sing songs together, play outside and even use animal themed wagons in the hallways,” said Bream. “Many of our patients build friendships with nurses and other patients, which helps bring a sense of childhood normalcy during their time at the hospital.”Take a virtual video tour of the facility and see what makes the acute care units special. Sit back and enjoy the ride, possibly in a wagon if you’re lucky! See if you can name one of the animals on the walls and submit your answer on our Facebook for a chance to win some CHoR swag. Be sure to check back soon for a look at all of the amenities available on the inpatient units at CHoR.

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