Genius idea from a genius girl!

11-year-old Kylie Simonds is in the works to create a backpack that could replace IV poles for children in the hospital. This IV backpack would help take away the stigma of seeing “the dreaded IV pole” and help kids be kids a little more while in the hospital. This is such an amazing idea, you go,Continue reading “Genius idea from a genius girl!”

MR-I Am Ready!

Wolfson Children’s Hospital recently launched a program aimed at reducing the number of pediatric patients undergoing sedation for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) diagnostic scans. The program, called “MR—I Am Ready!”, focuses on training and practice designed to familiarize children with the sights and sounds of the MRI scanner and prepares them to lie perfectly stillContinue reading “MR-I Am Ready!”

Children’s cancer center leverages superheroes to help patients through chemotherapy “The A.C.Camargo Cancer Center in São Paulo is recruiting superheroes in an attempt to help young patients better understand and cope with chemotherapy — a complex, daunting medical treatment irrespective of age. With the help of ad agency JWT, the medical facility is touting chemo toContinue reading

‘Medical play’ helps young patients heal Child life specialists are acknowledged by the American Academy of Pediatrics as being a vital part of care to children, to meet their emotional, psychological and social needs, said Gwen Senio, manager of child life programs at UI Children’s Hospital. “We really recognize that kids have unique needs thatContinue reading

ALBANY, Ga. — A new program has been established at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital to make a child receiving care at the hospital less traumatic. “My job is to make the hospital less fearful for children and parents,” she said. “I tell them what they will see, hear and smell.” Full Story: http://www.albanyherald.com/news/2013/apr/13/phoebe-initiates-child-life-program/

“The Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) is part of Ward 15. It’s called the Teenage Cancer Trust because the building, which was opened by Roger Daltrey of rock band The Who in 2010, was paid for by the charity of the same name.” Source: http://www.bch.nhs.uk/story/whats-it/take-look-around/teenage-cancer-trust