Siblings and Child Visitors

Siblings and friends are important parts of the hospital experience, both for the siblings and the patient. Visiting a patient in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for the first time can be hard for children because the sights and sounds are new to them. Child Life Specialists are available to prepare young visitors before they go into one of our ICU’s (PICU, NICU, CVICU, Burn Unit). Preparation for their visit can reduce anxiety and offer a safe setting for questions about the patient and his/her condition.

It is important that siblings and visitors are healthy and do not have a fever, cold, cough, or unexplained rash.