medical chaperone Archives
Medical chaperone policy extends to VUMC’s inpatient areas
Jun. 1, 2022—VUMC's medical chaperone policy has been extended to inpatient settings, including Vanderbilt University Hospital, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital, Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital and Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital.
Policy formalizes role and use of medical chaperones during patient encounters
Sep. 30, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is implementing a new policy which standardizes and expands the role of a medical chaperone, an individual who serves as a witness for both a patient and their clinician during a sensitive medical examination or procedure.