AnMed Childrens Hospital and Kids Care, Shriner's Hospital, Meyer Center, Schools, GHS

AnMed Childrens Hospital




AnMed Kids Care

Two hospitalist are generally covering Kids' Care, housed in AnMed Health Women's
and Children's Hospital. Open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and noon to 7 p.m. weekends, Kids' Care offers parents in the Anderson area a minor-care facility specially designed for pediatric patients. Dr. Potdar discusses this pediatric urgent care service in Anderson, SC.

Shriners Hospital for Children

Meyer Center

Dr. Leslie Meyer founded The Meyer Center for Special Children in 1954. That was 60 years ago: long before the phrase "early intervention" was coined, a time when society saw only limitations for children with disabilities. Dr. Meyer was different—he saw hope and possibility. When he heard of a school for special-needs children in Boston, he jumped on a plane to see for himself. He returned home convinced that Upstate South Carolina could have such a school. And thus the seed for the Meyer Center was planted in his heart.
It is a testament to his vision—as well as to the generosity of the Greenville Community—that the Meyer Center has been able to help so many wonderful children over the years. Today, his Mission, Vision and Values still govern our day-to-day therapy and education programs, as well as our long-term planning.

Meyer Center Mission:
To provide quality education and certified therapy services to preschool children with disabilities.

Meyer Center Vision:
To enrich the lives of children with disabilities so they can reach their maximum potential.

For children to learn it is critical to understand their needs. Upon entering our preschool program, each student is evaluated by an interdisciplinary team of teachers, therapists and social workers, who determine the child's current level of developmental functioning. The Team then coordinates specific services with the family and physician to develop an Individualized Educational Program (IEP). This allows us to address specific needs in the following areas: cognitive, language, sensory, gross and fine motor, social/emotional, and self-help.

School Nursing:

GHS Children's Hospital and The Center of Pediatric Medicine (CPM)

Children's Hospital Information

GHS Children's Hospital Programs

Inside the hospital:

There are approximately 22 rooms on each floor.
Outside, between each room there is nursing station with computer, hand sanitizer dispensers and drawers which contain protective equipment and supplies.
In side the rooms are beds or cribs and information boards.


Pull the cribs away from the walls so the children can't reach all the eqipment... be safe!

A child's work is their play!
Each floor has different developmental level play rooms... so we play when we can!



Interventions are performed in the treatment room so that the child doesn't associate pain and procedures with their room.
Remember to access Child Life!

The Center of Pediatric Medicine:

Hello students and welcome to the Center for Pediatric Medicine (CPM)! This is the largest pediatric ambulatory center in the State of South Carolina! We see all ages from NICU graduates to 17 year olds. This is considered a "wrap around" clinic, in that we offer numerous services here at this one location. We have social workers and interpreters on site. There is a small medicaid office on site as well as a case manager. The residents which work at Memorial see the children for well child check ups and triage visits. We can see from 80-150 children and their families a day! Monday through Thursday evening there is a late clinic which is open until approximately eight-thirty pm each night; 14 additional children are seen during this time. This is an initiative to decrease E.R. visits for our clients.

CPM has several clinics within the main clinic. There is an asthma clinic, an ADHD clinic, an adolescent clinic, a PCC (Emotional Needs) clinic and a special NICU graduate clinic. These special needs populations are seen regularly. The asthma clinic alone has decreased emergency room visits by 50%! Family Connection is a non-profit organization that provides parent to parent support and information about community resources for families with special health care needs. Often these support personel are on site during the day as well. More information is available at

As student nurses we want you to have the best experience ever. Please review all clinical pages here so that you will be familiar with the varying check in procedures, shots, information, logistics for arrival and parking etc. This welcome page will review the basic clinic routine. Remember, we expect for you to arrive ready for the experience.

Basic Clinic Routine:
Check in Requirements for a Triage Visit:
When a child is checked into the clinic, begin by introducing yourself: "Hello, my name is... I am a student nurse with ... ; I will be checking you in today!" First verify the child's name and birth date. If the child is under two you will take them to the room to be weighed and finish the assessment. If they are two and over you may weight them, get their temperature and blood pressure in the check-in 'ready rooms'. Then take the child to the assigned room. Once in the room ask them what brings them to the doctor today, if they are currently taking any medications or are allergic to anything. It is best to ask these questions in the privacy of the room. Write all this information down and give it to the nurse.

Use your critical thinking skills! If the child presents with a complaint of difficulty breathing or wheezing, check an O2 sat. and record respirations, color etc. Are they retracting? If the parent reports they have a temperature but your reading demonstrates they are afebrile ask the parent if the child has had tylenol or motrin recently. Assessment is the most important skill a nurse possesses, never neglect to perform this vital step.

Check in for a Well Child Visit:
For a well child visit, children under age 2, will need to have their height, weight, temperature, and head circumference measured and recorded. Children 2 and over will need to have their height, weight, temperature and blood pressure assessed.

The Reading Initiative:
What is it?
The center participates with a nationwide reading initiative called Reach Out and Read. The mission of this program is "to make books a routine part of pediatric care so that children grow up with a love of books and reading." The Reach Out and Read model has been scientifically validated and is utilized in 2,000 programs in the US. This program provides free developmentally appropriate books to children aged 6 months to five years old at each well child check up. This is combined with education about the benefits of reading aloud from the physician during the visit. Lastly, volunteers read aloud to waiting children in the waiting room to model this interactive type of reading.

What does the student do? Why?
Students will be taking turns reading aloud to the children in the waiting room. This provides the student with opportunities to observe the different developmental ages and stages of children. It allows the student to participate in a program developed from a grant to educate and enlighten parents by modeling behavior. This also involves the student in teaching which increasingly is relegated to nursing staff.

Tips from Reach Out and Read:
Identify yourself.
Understand that waiting rooms can be unpredictable.
Choose the books you wish to read.
Involve the parents too.
Start with one child.
Read interactively.
Be mindful of cultural diversity.
Some children and parents may be stressed.
Don't take responsibility for the waiting room.
Ask questions.
Defer children's difficult questions.
Share your experiences and suggestions.


Center of Pediatric Medicine:

We are so happy to have you attend the Center for Pediatric Medicine. Please arrive at 8:30 am. Park in the back of the building on the upper level facing the wooded area. The address is 20 Medical Ridge Drive. Directions are at the bottom of the page.

Clinical Expectations:

As your instructors, we are here to facilitate your learning experience. If you are unsure and have questions, ask them; this is the sign of an inquisitive student! If we don’t know the answer we will find out together. Communication with your nurse for the day and with your instructor throughout the day is vital.

We do not expect perfection but we do have personal expectations of you as students.

Be mindful of the student clinical expectation sheet, which you signed. We expect adherence to these goals.

Please note the last two requirements especially:

Perform previously learned skills adeptly.

Ask for assistance appropriately.

Skill comes from practice and experience. We understand this! If you perform a skill poorly, let us know you are aware of this! This demonstrates to the instructor that you understand your performance needs work. If you perform poorly and say nothing or act as if the procedure went well, this indicates that you do not understand the procedure or the expectations and this is very concerning. Having said this, dealing with children and families is a dynamic and fulfilling nursing process. It is a whole new world of nursing. Welcome!

Center of Pediatric Medicine:
A few helpful Spanish phrases:

? Tiene su nino fiebre (calentura)? / Does your child have a fever?

?Tiene su nino tos? / Does your child have a cough?

? Tiene su nino un resfriado (gripa)? / Does your child have a cold?

? Tiene su nino escurrimiento nasal? / Does your child have a runny nose?

? Tiene su nino diarrea? / Does your child have diarrhea?

? Tiene su nino vomiyo? / Is your child vomiting?

? Tiene su nino alguna erupcion en la piel (ronchas)? / Does your child have a skin rash?

? Ha llevado a su nino a la sala de emergencia en los ultimos dos dias? Has your child been to the ER in the last two days?

? Ha estado comiendo bien su nino? / Has your child been eating well?

Ha estado su nino tomando liquidos? / Has your child been taking liquids?

? Ha estado su nino molesto o irritable? / Has your child been fussy or irritable?

? Ha tenido su nino dificultad para respirar? / Has your child had difficulty breathing?

? Alguien mas en la familia esta enfermo? / Has anyone been sick at home?

? Toma su nino alguna medicina con regularidad? / Does your child take medicine on a regular basis?

? Que medicinas? / What medicines?

? Cuanto tiempo ha estado su nino enfermo? / How long has your child been sick?

uno o dos dias / 1 or 2 days, tres o quatro dias / 3 or 4 days, cinco o seis dias / 5 or 6 days,

uno semana / 1 week, diez dias / 10 days, dos semanos o mas / 2 weeks or more

? Tiene su nino dolor de estamago? / Does your child have stomach pain?

? Tiene su nino dolor de cabeza? / Does your child have a headache?

? Es su nino alergico a alguna comida o medicina? / Does your child have a food or medicine allergy?

From Anderson
1.) Take hwy 29 (Boulevard Ave.) out of Anderson to I-85
2.) Get off at the first Greenville exit, it says Toll Road but stay to the left and enter Greenville
3.) At the first light make a right
4.) at the next light make a right
5). pass the hospital (to your left) and go through the light at Faris.
6.) Right before the VA clinic, make a left on
7.) Go approximately 2 blocks and you will see the Center for Pediatric Medicine on the right
8.) Go all the way to the back parking lot and park facing the trees.
9.) Wait under the canopy upstairs

From Greenville:
1.) Take E FARIS RD. Cross over Augusta Road. Staying on Faris Rd. and traveling through a residential section and going over a small bridge.
2.) Turn LEFT onto DOCTORS DR. This entrance is across from one of the Hospital entrances.
DOCTORS DR is 0.3 miles past MICHAUX DR
3.) Take the 1st RIGHT onto PARK CREEK DR.
If you reach BERKMANS LN you've gone about 0.1 miles too far
0.06 mi
4.) Take the 1st LEFT onto MEDICAL RIDGE DR.
If you reach CROSS PARK CT you've gone about 0.1 miles too far
0.01 mi
5.) 20 MEDICAL RIDGE DR is on the RIGHT.
If you reach the end of MEDICAL RIDGE DR you've gone a little too far

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School Nursing

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