Enema prep

Enemas are usually scary and highly uncomfortable, especially for our younger warriors. While looking around our supply closet for something I could use for medical play, I found this baby alive doll! This particular doll can be fed play-doh through her mouth & the play doh falls right through her out of her bum. TheContinue reading “Enema prep”

Pill Swallowing

Teaching patients how to swallow pills is a life long skill that comes in very handy even after discharge. While it may take a lot of practice, getting the ball rolling in learning how to master this skill is very important for our warriors. Here are some of my favorite tips & tricks which I’veContinue reading “Pill Swallowing”

LEGO feelings

When one of my school aged patients was having a hard time coping with his hospital stay, I knew it was time for a therapeutic activity. I didn’t know what exactly I wanted to do with him, but I did know some things; I knew my goal was for him to explore his feelings, IContinue reading “LEGO feelings”

Additional certifications after CCLS

One of my wonderful readers reached out to me to ask what other certifications can a CCLS attain that will complement their role as a CCLS. I only knew of a couple of additional certifications so I reached out to all of my followers on Instagram for their input. Thanks to all of you guys,Continue reading “Additional certifications after CCLS”

Favorite Find of the Month

Good, ol’fashioned Duck Tape! Many of the warriors I see are stuck with medical equipment after surgery to help them recover. Crutches, walkers, #halo traction , you name it! In an effort to make their gear a little fun and personalized, I keep a drawer full of Duck Tape. Decorating their medical equipment is notContinue reading “Favorite Find of the Month”

Child life month 2018

As always, this child life month my team and I had tons of fun providing child life magic to our patients, families, staff, and our own department! Here’s a list of some of the things we did: Set up a display cabinet in our hospital’s main hallway with photos printed on canvases depicting what childContinue reading “Child life month 2018”

Distraction

During my internship, my supervisors would often challenge me to provide distraction for patients without using an iPad. I’d often shrug it off because, in the rush of getting called for a procedure while they’re already setting up, the patient already crying and tension rising, the iPad 9 times out of 10 would work likeContinue reading “Distraction”