Everything Is Awesome on Pediatrics/PICU

I’ve worked on the Pediatric/Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for almost four years now. Here are a few of my tips for making the most of your interactions with staff, patients and families. Constant Rounding Nothing says “I’m child life and I’m here to party” quite like constantly making yourself seen and known. We have a…

Anxiety Checkpoints: MRI Think I Can

An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a special scan that takes pictures of the inside of the body. On the pediatric unit, we often have patients admitted for EEGs and MRIs after experiencing a seizure or multiple seizures. This is normally a quick, 24-hour stay as we can typically get them in for an MRI…

Go With The Snow

This past week, we got hit HARD by Mother Nature and all of the snow she could possibly have wanted us to have she dumped right on us along with freezing temps (wind chills bringing us to -40 degrees)! While it’s already not fun being in the hospital when it snows, it’s especially not fun…