Latest Child life specialist Stories

2013-05-17 23:15:32

PLAYTIME is featuring high-quality play areas at the world´s largest gathering of play therapy professionals. Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 PLAYTIME, the global provider of interactive, soft play areas, will join more than 1,000 child life specialists from around the world in promoting play therapy at the 31st Annual Child Life Council Conference, May 16-19, 2013 in Denver, CO. Child life specialists are experts in child development, promoting effective coping skills through play and...

Emergency Room Visits Should Not Be So Painful For Kids
2012-10-29 12:00:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The American Academy of Pediatrics is pushing for reductions in the stress and pain a child experiences during visits to the emergency room. The organization published a new report in the journal Pediatrics emphasizing the importance of controlling pain and anxiety in children who are visiting the emergency room. The report reviewed nearly 250 medical studies to help provide some guidelines on how to reduce pain and stress for...

2012-08-29 23:03:34

Allied Anesthesia, Children´s Hospital of Orange County team up for research Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2012 A new study hopes to improve pediatric pain management by studying the safety and efficacy of narcotics in managing children´s post-surgical pain. The study is being conducted by a team of researchers from Allied Anesthesia, Children´s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and Purdue Pharmaceuticals. Only a handful of studies exist on controlling pediatric pain with...

2011-06-30 00:00:29

445 U.S. Hospitals to receive the annual multi-box delivery Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 For the seventh straight year, Child Life Council is teaming with The Walt Disney Company through the Disney Hospital Care Package Program. The care packages, sent to facilities with 25 or more pediatric beds, provide comfort and a sense of normalcy for hospitalized children and their families. Hospital child life specialists utilize the care packages to help the children and families in their...

2010-09-29 06:40:00

Parents of children who have been diagnosed with cancer can help them cope by communicating honestly and in an age-appropriate manner about their condition, said experts from Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu). "Children who have just been diagnosed with cancer may feel an immediate loss of their sense of security," said Dr. Ernest Frug©, associate professor of pediatrics "“ hematology and oncology at BCM and director of Psychosocial Programs at the Texas Children's Cancer...

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