child life specialist

Worth it: 003

    I found this hidden in my drafts & thought it would be great to post for today’s throwback Thursday! This was written about a year ago when I was still working in the pediatric emergency room. I love this post because stories like these happen all of the time thanks to child life specialists! […]

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2015

January 6th marks my one year anniversary of having started my career as a Child Life Specialist. I thought I’d be cool if I shared some things I learned during my first year as a CCLS as well as some confessions! Socrates could not have been more right when he said “To know, is to know that […]

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Favorite apps

I just recently got approval to use an iPad as a tool for distraction and education with my patients. I am so grateful to finally be able to use this amazing tool! Here are some of my favorite apps that I’ve been using: Medi toons is my go-to app when doing appy teachings for older […]

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Worth it: 002

Earlier this week we had a little 5-year-old, let’s call her Emily, visit the ER for constipation. After 2 unsuccessful enemas, the doctors and nurses decided it would be best to just have her drink a medicine that would help do the job of the enema. Little Emily would drink a sip, cry about how […]

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Learn about germs!

I found these cute little finger puppets on orientaltrading.com to hand out to patients that come by the ER. This way they’re able to learn a little about germs that can make people sick as well as have a little finger puppet to play with during their stay. They’ve been a huge hit!

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