At Fauquier Health, we hold a very special place in our hearts for the children who visit us for care and treatment. We believe all of our pediatric patients are VIPs. That’s why we have created the VIPeds program to address the special needs of children under the age of 18.
Hospitals can be scary, particularly for youngsters. We strive to create a child-friendly environment and to treat our young patients in a special manner to make their stay with us as comfortable and non-stressful as possible. From kid-friendly room décor to teddy bears and our tower of treats, we strive to make our children feel at home during those traumatic times when they really would rather be home.
Recognizing that treating young patients is more involved than just modifying the room décor, staff training is a major component of our VIPeds program. Our pediatric staff receive ongoing training on topics such as medication dosing, pediatric safety devices, pediatric IV placement and care, age-based care, and triaging pediatric patients.