No-Hit zones in place in pediatric wards of Kosair and U of L children’s hospitals

Health professionals and other employees at Kosair Children’s Hospital and the University of Louisville pediatrics unit were given an unusual tool this week when it was announced that their facilities are now No-Hit Zones. A program developed to maintain a calm, safe and caring environment for children and their parents, the No-Hit Zone initiative works to educate staffers on how to keep everyone on the ward safe from those who would lose their tempers while everyone around them is already in a stressful situation.

The policy is quite clear. No adult shall hit another adult. No adult shall hit a child. No child can hit an adult. And no child can hit another child while in the hospital environment.

The Kosair Children’s, Kosair Children’s-Brownsboro and U of L hospitals are now among only 30 children’s hospitals nationwide to implement the No-Hit Zone program. The Louisville effort has been led by Erin Frazier, M.D., FAAP, associate professor of pediatrics at the Uof L Children & Youth Project, and the Kosair Children’s Hospital Child Abuse Task Force, which Dr. Frazier chairs.

To learn about the No-Hit Zone, go here.

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