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American Family Children's Hospital
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For Inpatients

Parking
 
Visitor parking passes are available in Admissions located on the hospital’s second floor. Each patient can receive only one parking pass that is effective on the day of admission and is valid for seven days, at which time it needs to be renewed in Admissions. There is no charge.
  
Finding the B6/6 Inpatient Unit
 
From the hospital entrance, walk through the circular doors to the Information Desk. From there, follow the signs to the B elevators (see map) and take them to the sixth floor.
 
B6/6 clinic
 
Information Gathering
 
The details of your condition and treatment are confidential and may not be disclosed at any time by hospital staff except to those entitled to receive the information. Accordingly, it is highly recommended that one or two family members be designated as the patient’s main information gatherers who will, in turn, disseminate information to other family and friends. This will allow you and your family to focus on your care while saving physician and nursing staff from repeated phone calls.
 
Neutropenic Precautions
 
Chemotherapy, radiation therapy or your disease may cause neutropenia (low white blood cell count), in which there is an increased risk for you to develop an infection. For your safety, your hospital environment will be modified for your protection. A sign is posted outside your room to advise caregivers, families and friends of certain restrictions:
  • All caregivers must wash their hands and wear gloves before entering your room.
  • All visitors must wash their hands before entering and upon leaving your room and should try to limit the number of items brought into your room.
  • You will not be allowed foods that may contain bacteria. These are fresh fruits, vegetables and black pepper. You may need to make adjustments in your diet when you are neutropenic.
  • Family and friends should not visit if they have infections such as a cold, flu or chicken pox or if they have been recently exposed to those with the aforementioned illnesses.
  • Do not smoke and avoid people who do.
  • You will not be allowed to receive gifts of fresh flowers or fruit baskets. Artificial flower arrangements are permissible but cannot have dried moss or dried flowers as part of the arrangement.
  • Due to the nature of your condition, you will be monitored frequently by members of your health care team.
  • You will be required to wear a mask outside of your room. You will be instructed by your caregivers about the proper technique to wear a mask.
  • Other restrictions may be instituted during your stay that may be unique to your special circumstances.