Hematology/Oncology Care Unit (HCU): includes the inpatient and the outpatient Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplant patients. The 32-bed inpatient unit admits children of all ages with hematological and/or oncology, and blood and marrow transplant inpatient clinical needs. They work closely with the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinic and Infusion clinic to meet patient’s needs.
Significant populations include:
- Newly diagnosed oncology diseases (leukemia/lymphoma, solid tumors, neuro oncology)
- Sickle cell disease
- Pain crisis in hemoglobinopathy
- Anemia/blood disorders
- Acute chest syndrome/pneumonia
- Blood and marrow and hematopoectic stem cell transplantation
All nursing practice is based on the legal scope of practice, national and specialty nursing standards, Children's National Policies and Procedures, and
in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Professional Model of Care requires registered professional nurses to be responsible and
accountable for their own practice. Children's National supports the development of RN relationships within the community; specifically those
relationships associated with the health and well being of the community at large.