Patient Safety & Security
All Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center staff wear photo ID badges with the Sierra Vista logo. Whenever someone enters your child's room, check to see that they are wearing an ID badge (pediatric staff have pink at the bottom of their badges). If they do not have an ID badge, ask to see it. Do not allow your child to go with anyone who does not have an ID badge.
For the security of your infant or toddler, a special bracelet will be placed around your child's ankle. This bracelet is electronically activated and will sound an alarm if you child leaves the pediatric unit without permission. This alarm will activate the hospital's child protection system.
Nursing shifts change at 7am and 7pm. At these times, the in-coming nurses will introduce themselves. Other hospital staff you may come into contact with include housekeeping personnel and volunteers. Please call your nurse if you are unsure about the access of any of these staff members or are uncomfortable with any situation.
Young children and babies are not allowed to share a bed with a parent or guardian. Children 3 years and younger will be placed in a crib. High-sided cribs are used for patients between the ages of 3 and 12 months and "bubble-top" cribs are used when a child up to 3 years old can stand.
If you would prefer your child to be in a regular bed, please let your nurse know. A crib waiver is required, along with the understanding that the parent will have to stay with and watch the child at all times.
For our patients' safety, all cribs and beds at Sierra Vista are equipped with safety rails. Be sure the safety rails are up and locked in place at all times. Never step away from or leave your child alone in any crib or bed with the safety rails down.
State law requires all children under the age of 6, or weighing less than 60 pounds, be securely fastened in a car seat. All parents are asked to have a car seat available when their child is ready to go home.