Pediatric Short Stay & Infusion Unit – St. Cloud Hospital
Our Pediatric Short Stay & Infusion Unit provides up to eight hours of care for children. Patients may need medical observation, but not a hospital stay. Such as, the child might need the rabies vaccine or mild sedation for an MRI.
Why choose St. Cloud Hospital for your short stay needs?
Registered nurses with pediatric expertise. All nurses are trained in pediatric advanced life support and emergency care of children. They provide and monitor:
- Mild sedation for procedures, as well as a nurse-led nitrous program
- Antibiotic and fluid infusion
- Blood products
- Specialized medicines, such as rabies vaccine, immune globulin, enzymes, etc.
- Port and central line access
Child life specialists. Our child life specialists help children have a positive health care experience.
Facility designed for your child’s needs. We have private rooms with features to control the spread of germs. The area does not feel like a hospital. It has toys, books, art supplies, computers, movies and video games.
Family support. We encourage families to join our events and advisory councils. These activities allow families to share, learn and inspire one another along their medical journeys.
Behavioral health services. All children have access to our behavioral health staff. We know emotional issues can arise with a life-threatening or long-term illness.