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”

Medical Play

I’m all about cool toys to promote medical play with my patients. I recently found Pandora’s box of playmobile medical play sets and needless to say, I’m obsessed! I got the “Hospital Play Box” which resembles an OR to use on my surgery/ortho unit. They also have a bunch more like an X-ray room, pediatrician,Continue reading “Medical Play”

Teacher Toolbox

I am so excited to finally have my teacher tool box up and running! I’ve always been very organized and now I’m able to have all of my expired/left over medical supplies nicely sorted. You can find your own teacher tool box on Amazon.com – click here. They sell lots of different sizes so makeContinue reading “Teacher Toolbox”

Teddy Bear Clinic 

Another fun event my team and I hosted in honor of child life month was a teddy bear clinic. This event is usually a great hit with the patients and families. We started off by giving each “doctor” their patients chart. Here we included some information on the “top 10 reasons to call your childContinue reading “Teddy Bear Clinic “

Child life month

Child life month is well underway! One of the fun things we set up for our patients and families so far was a child life month kick off carnival. Some of the fun activities we offered were:  A medical myster box Saline bag toss And spin the wheel We also had additional games and ofContinue reading “Child life month”

IV / sutures prep doll

Hi everyone, meet Harper! She is my little mermaid friend that helps me teach my younger patients about two very common ER procedures: IV’s and sutures. With her by my side, I am able to explain to little ones how this is going to help them & yes, that even mermaids get this done sometimesContinue reading “IV / sutures prep doll”

Teddy bear casting clinic

Today my fellow CCLS & I helped in hosting a teddy bear casting clinic outside of a local children’s theater. It was so much fun! The kids loved learning how to cast their bears & being able to feel the supplies used. We successfully casted tons of Teddy’s with broken arms and legs. (No teddyContinue reading “Teddy bear casting clinic”

Syringe painting

One of my favorite activities to do with my patients is syringe painting. I haven’t had much of a chance to do it in a while and last week I finally got the opportunity! I was supporting a very spunky & brave 7-year-old during her IV start which took a long time because her veinsContinue reading “Syringe painting”

Theme week – Day 2, Egypt

Today we traveled to Egypt where we used casting materials to make our own mummies! Materials used: – Popsicle sticks – googly eyes – glue – tape – tissue paper – sticky casting wrap – cotton casting wrap