THE care of children and
adolescents in Australian hospitals
needs to be overhauled, according
to The Royal Australasian College
of Physicians (RACP).
The statement comes on the
back of a 2004 survey which found
that 35% of Australian hospitals did
not accommodate kids and teens
separately from adults, despite
figures which revealed children and
teens account for 14% of all
hospital submissions per annum.
Together with the Association for
the Wellbeing of Children in
Healthcare and Children’s Hospitals
Australasia, the RACP has
developed a set of standards to
address the unique treatment needs
of children and adolescents.
The Standards include the
stipulation that kids and teens be
accommodated separately from
adults; and that facilitating familycentered
care is essential.
Other Standards recommend that
kids and teens be cared for by
specially trained staff.The above article was sent to subscribers in Pharmacy Daily's issue from 18 Jan 11 To see the full newsletter, see the embedded issue below or CLICK HERE to download Pharmacy Daily from 18 Jan 11
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