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SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Passeig Sant Joan de Déu, 2, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat

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The nursing team at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is distinguished by its high specialisation in child and adolescent care and women's health.

The nursing team at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is made up of highly qualified professionals who are an essential part of the centre's more than 2,200 employees. It is a diverse team that is highly committed to caring for children, adolescents, women and families. The nurses care for patients wherever they may be: in the hospital, at home, in special schools, etc. The team works together with the aim of improving every day, of offering maximum patient safety, of questioning itself, of innovating in treatment, and of caring in the most inclusive sense of the word.

    Reference centre in children's nursing

    Specialists in Pediatrics

    We are a reference for others in the care of mothers, children and adolescents. We work as part of a network to generate and share knowledge. SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is the only centre that specialises exclusively in pediatric and maternal care. As such, in addition to innovating and conducting research, it also offers training for nurses interested in caring for children and adolescents.

    Comprehensive, individualised care

    The care model is organised around comprehensive, individualised care adapted to the needs of each person we serve.

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    Pain-free Hospital Programme

    One of the purposes of therapeutic care is to ensure that no patient suffers pain during their stay at the centre or when they return home.

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    Case management and new roles

    The nursing staff is made up of advanced practice nurses, clinical assistants and case managers, to name but a few, who respond to new needs and improve care.

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    Quality and patient safety

    It is essential to guarantee that patients are in a safe environment both inside and outside the hospital, which is why we promote ways of working that are specifically designed to achieve this goal.

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    Referents in special education centres

    A team of nurses and physiotherapists at Sant Joan de Déu offers children in special education centres the care they require and trains teachers and families in their care.

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    Areas of experience in nursing care

    Enteral feeding (tube feeding) at home
    Wound healing
    Inflammatory bowel disease
    Chronic conditions/End-of-life care
    Maternal breastfeeding
    Care for the disabled
    Cystic fibrosis
    Urinary continence
    Diabetes education
    Natural birth
    Minor surgical procedures
    Infection control
    Non-invasive and fecal mechanical ventilation
    Peritoneal dialysis
    Child and adolescent obesity
    Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) approach


    The research carried out by the nurses at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital focuses on the practice of care. The projects are aligned with the principal lines of development proposed by state and international agencies. The focus is on four main areas:

    • Caring for children with chronic illnesses and their families.
    • Training and empowerment of patients.
    • Improvement of physical and psychological well-being.
    •  Process management.

    Our professionals also work closely with different universities in Catalonia in the development of innovative products to improve the quality of care for children and adolescents, from monitoring systems to social robots.

    Teaching activities

    The Nursing Department coordinates the teaching of nursing students and professionals, guaranteeing compliance with the established training plan, teaching quality and the humanisation of care.

    Specialised training

    Approximately 80 undergraduate students, 240 graduate students, 50 master's students and 25 postgraduate students are guided and trained each academic year.

    Resident Nurse Intern

    The centre provides residency training for nurses and midwives who, year on year, choose SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital because it is the only centre in Catalonia that offers exclusive care to pediatric patients and women in all its aspects, from outpatient consultations to specialisation in the most complex conditions which, as a reference centre, we treat.

    In addition to the clinical and research training regulated in the Spanish Ministry of Health's common Transversal Plan and the Generalitat de Catalunya's (Catalan Government's) Teaching Quality Plan, three free annual SJD training courses are given, along with the possibility of participating in other training activities, such as conferences and congresses.

    Through the detection of needs and an annual training plan, our professionals are able to maintain their skills and apply the best practices in nursing care, both from a technical and human standpoint.

    Training in nursing schools

    SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital has agreements with nine Auxiliary Nursing Care Technician schools (TCAE) and with seven universities in Barcelona: Higher School of Nursing - Hospital del Mar, Universitat Blanquerna - Ramon Llull, Universitat de Vic, Universitat de Lleida - Campus Igualada, Universitat de Barcelona, Campus Sant Joan de Déu, University School of Nursing and Occupational Therapy of Terrassa - Tecnocampus. The agreements are for the practical training of undergraduate and graduate Nursing students, and the centre participates in the teaching of Nursing Degree students, as well as in TCAE Training Schools.

    Partnerships with other centres

    We offer an exchange programme with professionals from other centres, since knowing how other institutions work and sharing knowledge as a reference centre in pediatric nursing is enriching for our professional teams.

    Training for families

    Various training programmes have been promoted for parents, so that they can make the best healthcare decisions for their children.