This blog post on the Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota follows Child Life Specialist Mindy Teele though a busy night in the emergency room. There are also some videos showing preparation and distraction. Source: http://www.childrensmn.org/blog/kidshealth/2013/03/a-night-in-the-ed-with-a-child-life-specialist/

While searching around Georgetown University Hospital’s Child Life resources page, I found this awesome list of books that may be helpful to children dealing with hospitalization. Check it out! Helpful Books about Hospitalization A book is a great way to start explaining different things your child may see in a hospital. These are some recommendations.Continue reading

“Comfort holds are used by parents and caregivers during treatments to reduce stress and anxiety in the child and help immobilize an arm or leg for procedures.” The following link has some information on different comfort holds & procedures they can be done for.  Source: http://www.chkd.org/Services/ChildLife/ComfortPositions.aspx

Any ideas on how to decorate a teenagers hospital bedroom besides sheets and pillows? She’ll be in for a month!

Posters! The Beatles? Lebron James? Adele? The Twilight Saga?  – whatever your teen is motivated by & loves it would be an awesome idea to have something up that can provide a sense of love and comfort in their hospital room. Allow your teen to personalize their room as much as possible with permission grantedContinue reading “Any ideas on how to decorate a teenagers hospital bedroom besides sheets and pillows? She’ll be in for a month!”