Facility Planning Part 1

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Facility Planning Part 1 Pediatric Cardiology Clinic I chose to develop a plan for a pediatric cardiology clinic in our local area, the need for the clinic is very great due to the fact that the old cardiology clinic has closed down and there are no other pediatric cardiology clinics within at least a two hour drive from here. This clinic is an outpatient clinic that will be open from 8am to 5pm and closed on the weekends, with an emergency line for patients needing to speak to the cardiologist on call during the week or weekend. The clinic will see new patients up to the age of 18 and any previous patients up to the age of 21; this is for insurance purposes as well as the ability to still see patients in which the clinic…show more content…
This includes; Arrhythmias, cardiomyopathies, Kawasaki disease, rheumatic fever, familial hypercholesterolemia will affect the future of an unknown but probably large number of children as well as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) with its myocarditis”. (American Heart Association) With this being the statistics for infants born each and every year with congenital heart defects I do believe that every county should have at least one clinic or hospital that can cater to infants and children with these heart defects with in my personal opinion, a support group, so many children have heart defects that go un-noticed causing families to lose a special family member at a very young age. This is a problem in my opinion and if it can be helped I would have this facility built. Reference: American Heart Association Page. Retrieved November 1, 2010 From:
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