If the child improves, is there follow up that should be done?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Robin Vick, Assistant Director of Nursing at the Continuum Pediatric Nursing Services, discusses how to communicate with your healthcare team including what follow up should be done once your child improves.

    Host: If the child improves, is there follow up that should be done?

    Robin Vick: I would like to recommend that in the best circumstances if fortunately the plan that the family and the health care team develop is successful and you see that your child in the morning is much-much better and really on her way to being back to usual state of health and figure, it's still a good idea for you to follow up and give a call to the doctor's office.

    In my view, if you are worried enough as parent to had make a call to the doctor, then it's important for the doctor to know that the child has improved and at that time, there is also the opportunity for some ongoing conversation the health care provider may say, I wants you to be -- I am happy to hear that there is some good improvement but also wants you to be looking out for this, this or this.

    So, at all stages of this management keeping one another, you with the health care team informed of progress. It's going to benefit every one by enabling people to understand what improvements there have been or some other problems that may have unexpectedly occurred.

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