Carolinas HealthCare System

Safety is important to all of us, so here are a few tips to help you and your family stay safe while at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, NC.

Safety Tips

  • For the safety of your child, allow only people with an official hospital badge to care for your child. If you have any questions or suspicions about any person, ask your nurse immediately.
    Make sure the bedside rails are up if you leave your child's bedside. This will help prevent accidental falls.
  • While your child is in our care, your nurses will be responsible for dispensing all medications. Parents may only give medications under the direction of the nurse. Please go over any medications you brought with you to the hospital with your child's doctor or nurse. Even over the counter supplements such as vitamins or pain killers should not be given to your child without discussing it with the healthcare team.
  • The hospital's volunteers are available at times to sit with your child if you need time to eat, email home, take a quick nap or just get a break. Please speak to your nurse if you are interested in this service.
  • Children under 12 must have their doctor's permission to leave the unit; those older than 12 may leave to go to the cafeteria or gift shop with the permission of his or her nurse.
  • If you are feeding a baby, hold the bottle yourself if your baby is unable to hold it - never prop the bottle on something.
  • For the safety of your child, allow only people with an official hospital badge to care for your child. If you have any questions or suspicions about any person, ask your nurse immediately.
  • Only non-latex balloons are allowed in Levine Children's Hospital. Mylar balloons are fine. This policy is in place because latex can be a choking hazard for younger children, and many children are allergic to latex. Please advise your friends and family.
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