Information on COVID-19
Learn more about COVID-19, information about previously scheduled appointments and what you can do to help protect your child and family. View COVID-19 information.
Riley at IU Health Facilities have implemented visitor restrictions to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, flu and other respiratory viruses. View visitor restrictions.
Information on Previously Scheduled Outpatient Appointments
To ensure the health and safety of all our patients and team members during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we’re making adjustments to some of our outpatient appointments. View updates to outpatient appointments.
Free Virtual Coronavirus Screenings
IU Health has launched a virtual clinic to offer individuals in Indiana regardless of age free coronavirus (COVID-19) screenings. View screening details.
Información sobre el COVID-19
Obtenga más información acerca del COVID-19, incluyendo las preguntas más frecuentes y lo que puede hacer para ayudar a protegerse y proteger a su familia. Ver información del COVID-19.
Restricciones para visitantes
Las instalaciones de salud de IU Health han implementado restricciones a los visitantes para ayudar a minimizar la propagación del COVID-19, la gripe y otros virus respiratorios. Ver restricciones para visitantes.
Información sobre citas ambulatorias previamente programadas
Para asegurar la salud y la seguridad de todos nuestros pacientes y empleados durante la pandemia del coronavirus (COVID-19), estamos haciendo ajustes en algunas de nuestras citas ambulatorias. Ver actualizaciones de citas ambulatorias.
Exámenes de coronavirus virtuales gratuitos
IU Health ha lanzado una clínica virtual para ofrecer a las personas en Indiana, independientemente de la edad, evaluaciones virtuales para la detección del coronavirus (COVID-19). Ver detalles de la evaluación.
Children with chronic and life-threatening conditions sometimes experience pain, nausea, depression and other symptoms as a result of the illness or as a side effect of treatment. When a child is suffering from a serious illness, managing his or her pain and symptoms is a top concern. Pain and symptom management eases discomfort and improves symptoms.
As part of palliative care, the pain and symptom management service is provided to children with chronic and life-threatening conditions on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Your child's care team will assess his or her symptoms and level of discomfort on a regular basis to ensure everything is being done to improve quality of life.
The palliative care team at Riley at IU Health may recommend the following to manage your child's pain and symptoms:
Pain and symptom management starts by assessing how your child is feeling. This includes monitoring behavior and physiological signs as well as asking your child to rate his or her discomfort and symptoms on a scale.
Depending on the level and type of pain, your child's care team can offer a range of medicines to help relieve pain, including:
Symptom management also includes monitoring and adjusting diet, nutrition, activities, emotional condition and sleep. For children suffering from emotional side effects (including depression) antidepressants may be prescribed.
The goal is to help your child feel pain-free and as physically and mentally well as possible throughout his or her illness.