This past week I had the honor of writing a guest blog for Tiny Docs. Tiny Docs is a relatively new organization (started in 2015) which creates fun and child-friendly cartoons relating to the healthcare experience. Parents are empowered to
For many children, taking medicine is literally a tough pill to swallow. At UC Davis Children’s Hospital, child life specialists teach kids this new skill of swallowing pills, when liquid medicine and chewable tablets are not options. The team shares six tips.
Get ready for Needle Poke Game Day with these expert, research-backed strategies for getting your kiddo through a needle poke with more comfort and less pain– Yes, really! These strategies help shots hurt less!
“She is asking again for you, Allie. The doctor has already seen her and she doesn’t need anything else for today, but she won’t leave until you two get to talk.” As I entered the room, the 17 year-old patient’s
Painful medical procedures are difficult to cope with. As a Certified Child Life Specialist, my role is to prepare children for new experiences while providing a coping plan. I had the opportunity to support my own son for a routine blood test this week. He was quite nervous when his pediatrician mentioned it and I […]