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Paediatric and adult congenital inpatients

Presentation

During your admission you may be accommodated in different wards, based on the different intensity of care.
The medical and nursing staff of each ward will always be at your or your family’s disposal if you have any doubts or questions, to explain any medical or therapeutic actions planned, and also to alleviate the apprehension associated with hospitalisation as much as possible.

The Paediatric and Adult Congenital Ward s dedicated to the inpatient area for patients with congenital heart disease, from children to adults. It is managed by a team of dedicated cardiologists and nurses, and is run in integrated fashion with the other medical teams involved in the care process.
You will be escorted to your bed, and you will be provided with all the information regarding the your admission. The nursing staff and the aids will make reception simple, with well-organised pathways. The first day often involves not only the measurement of certain parameters (height, weight, blood pressure, saturation, medication taken), but also a medical examination with the taking of your medical history. We then perform instrumental investigations, generally comprising chest X-ray, echocardiography, ECG, blood tests, and other specific investigations required by your pathway, be it cardiology or cardiac surgery.
On the day of the procedure, whether cardiac surgery or interventional cardiology, you will be accompanied by the healthcare staff to the appropriate room, together with your parents. After the haemodynamic procedure, or after your stay in the ICU, you will be welcomed back into the inpatient ward to complete your recovery.
Upon discharge, you will be given a detailed letter containing all the investigations and procedures performed, as well as the appointment for the first post-admission check-ups, and the medical treatment to be carried out. A small supply of the prescribed drugs will be provided directly by our pharmacists.
You will always be informed of any diagnostic or therapeutic initiatives and scheduled procedures.

The Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care department is managed by ICU doctors, neonatologists and nurses dedicated to this particular care setting. The team will provide you with the most advanced techniques and clinical expertise, to allow for a quick recovery.
We offer the highest standard in the relationship between staff and beds, in order to ensure the utmost attention to your needs and thus guarantee quality and appropriate care.
Each bed is equipped with the most advanced technology for invasive ventilation, circulatory assistance, haemodynamic and vital sign monitoring.
We believe that during your stay in the ICU it is also important to maintain direct contact with your loved ones. This is why we have adopted protocols that allow daily visits or even, where necessary, contact through virtual devices.

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