Every employee of the CHU Sainte-Justine can be easily identified by the name tag worn on their clothing or uniform. Health care professionals can also be distinguished by their different-coloured uniforms:
Nurses: Royal blue
Auxiliary nurses: Kaki green
Respiratory therapists: Red
Medical imaging technicians: Sky bleu
Dental care professionals: Lavender
The medical team
When a patient is hospitalized, the attending doctor is responsible for overseeing their care. The doctor may seek the help or expert advice of other medical specialists, if needed. The attending doctor may be accompanied and assisted by residents and medical students who are under their supervision. This means that various professionals are involved in the delivery of patient care.
The nursing team
A nurse is assigned to the patient throughout their hospitalization. The nurse’s role is to assess the patient’s state of health and to administer quality care and treatment. To be of greater assistance, the nurse works not only with you, but also with an auxiliary nurse, orderly, or both.
The nurse in charge can address questions regarding the patient’s state of health, upcoming tests or procedures, needs, and concerns; involve you in their care; recommend helpful resources; while providing quality care so that the patient’s health care experience in the hospital is a more comfortable one.
The health care professionals team
The care team is also made up of many other health care professionals from a number of different fields, such as rehabilitation, psychosocial counseling, diagnostics, education, and psychoeducation.
These professionals include: audiologists, speech therapists, nutritionists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, respiratory therapists, orthoptists, psychologists, social workers, spiritual counselors, and technicians from a wide range of disciplines.
Depending on the patient’s state of health and needs, the attending doctor and nurse may call in any one of these professionals. Do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have about any tests or treatments administered to the patient.
In addition to our health care teams, many service departments also contribute to making the patient’s stay in the hospital as comfortable as possible. These include: support services, food services, maintenance, hygiene and sanitization, laundry, security, and information technology support.