Would like to get the groups opinion and any official hospital policy and DOP information on taking care of those chronic, complex pedi patients that graduate into adulthood (over 21yo).
Basically, genetic syndromes/chronic CP/technically dependent, etc.
Our hospital is an children's hospital within and adult hospital. We're looking to officially take care of these patients in our Pedi ED and PICU.
Patients would have to be under 50kg, (since all adult crash carts start at 50kg and greater). Not included would be the otherwise "normal" adult with chronic issues (like UC, cardiac, etc).
We're putting official hospital policy in place, checking with our med-mal carrier....any other issues? Concerns? Current practice?
Fernando G. Mendoza, MD
Baptist Children's Hospital
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