The Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at Riley Hospital for Children and IU Health Methodist Hospital are putting visitor restrictions in place starting Monday, Nov. 18th. Only visits by parents plus four designated adults identified by the parents will be allowed on the NICU floor.
Siblings and children under 18 will not be permitted. These restrictions minimize risk of infection to patients already at risk and will be in place through spring 2020.
The Pediatric Community Outreach Mobile Education (PCOME) goals are to provide onsite training and expertise to community hospital healthcare providers in Indiana for the initial stabilization and management of pediatric patients. This program focuses on pediatric care in commonly seen pediatric illnesses and low volume high acuity illness.
The training is geared toward multidisciplinary teams in their own environment. The team focuses on the use of simulation for education. The use of high fidelity mannequins allows teams to refine and refresh skills in a realistic way with no risk to patients.
The team consists of Pediatric Intensivists, Pediatric Critical Care RNs, and Pediatric Respiratory Therapists. The PCOME team brings equipment used to conduct simulations to your facility. Several scenarios will be run by the PCOME team in your facility to enhance learning. The PCOME team will also include skills stations that can be tailored to the learners’ needs. Particular emphasis is placed on technical skills, communication in a crisis situation, utilization of available resources, and stabilization and management of critically ill pediatric patient.
To request more information about the program or to schedule a visit please contact our team at: PCOME@iuhealth.org
You can also contact one of our coordinators or medical director for more information regarding PCOME or questions about resources.
Riad Lutfi, MD, FAAP
PCOME Medical Director