A pediatric nursing unit shall be provided if the hospital has eight or more licensed pediatric beds. The unit shall meet the following standards:
Each patient room shall meet the following standards:
This room shall be provided for pediatric and adolescent patients. A separate area for infant examination and treatment may be provided within the pediatric nursery workroom.
The service areas in the pediatric and adolescent nursing units shall conform to Section 1224.14.2 and shall also provide the following:
Closets or cabinets for toys, educational, and recreational equipment shall be provided.
At least one airborne infection isolation room shall be provided within each pediatric unit; minimum of one per 15 beds. Airborne infection isolation room(s) shall comply with the requirements of Section 1224.14.3.