Your Child in the Hospital A Practical Guide for Parents by Nancy Keene

Cover of: Your Child in the Hospital | Nancy Keene

Published by Patient Centered Guides .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Advice on parenting,
  • Coping with illness,
  • Parenting - General,
  • Health Services For Children And Youth,
  • Hospital Services Management,
  • Reference,
  • Health & Fitness,
  • Family / Parenting / Childbirth,
  • Parent and child,
  • Health/Fitness,
  • Hospital care,
  • Health - General,
  • Health Care Delivery,
  • Family & Relationships / Parenting,
  • Family & Relationships/General,
  • Health & Fitness / Health Care Issues,
  • Medical/Health Care Delivery,
  • Psychology,
  • Sick children,
  • Children

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages162
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8667303M
ISBN 101565925734
ISBN 109781565925731

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A doll or Your Child in the Hospital book animal can be used to show a child where on his or her body the surgery will be and to demonstrate and practice procedures that he or she can expect to experience. Buy Your Child in the Hospital: A Practical Guide for Parents 3rd Third Edition, Third ed.

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It explains how cope with procedures, plan for surgery, communicate with doctors and nurses, and deal 4/5(1). understand. You can read books with your child about going to the hospital.

Engaging your child in play with a toy medical kit can allow for the opportunity for your child to express his or her feelings. Toddlers are learning to be independent and like to make choices, so it. Based on the research and clinical experience of America's leading children's hospital, this reference work, several years in the making, is the most complete and authoritative guide to child health and development ever published/5.

No parent likes to think about their child having to go to the hospital. But it happens—more than 3 million children are hospitalized each year in the United States.

Whether a child needs stitches, outpatient surgery, or a long stay in the hospital, Your Child in the Hospital describes how parents can make the most of the facilities, liven up the atmosphere, and even have some fun.

Adult: Your Child in the Hospital: A Practical Guide for Parents Nancy Keene and Rachel Prentice, Patient Centered Guides, Here are more resources and books (PDF) on how to prepare children of all ages for surgery or a hospital stay.

Tips for Preparing Your Child. Here are some tips to help your child feel safer about their upcoming stay. You'll see plenty of doctors in the hospital, too.

You might see your own doctor or a doctor who always works in the hospital and takes care of children. If you're in a hospital just for kids, you'll probably also see medical students (who are learning to be doctors) and residents (doctors receiving special training in taking care of kids).

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The Child Life Department created an activity book to introduce your child to the different medical staff and help explain experiences he or she may have while in the hospital. By working through these activities together, we hope you and your child will begin to.

This workbook can help you take care of yourself during your child’s medical trauma. In order to be emotionally available for your child and family, it’s important to manage your stress and take care of yourself.

Try a few of these tips to help stay strong and focused while your child is in the Size: 7MB. The preface of this book states that its purpose is to "prepare both parent and child for hospitalization and to offer a guide to professionals counseling parents whose child must go to the hospital." The authors are educators from the Special Education Department of the Author: Robert W.

Chamberlin. From choosing your baby's doctor to dealing with steep problems, from helping a child develop selfesteem to discerning when certain behaviors call for professional help -- and how to find it -- this book offers comprehensive and accessible information for parents on the emotional, behavioral, and cognitive development of children from infancy.

Assuming your child has been referred to inpatient from an emergency room, once an inpatient bed is found your child will be transported by ambulance to the facility.

You will be allowed to ride along. There will be another intake assessment upon arrival, at which you will have to re-tell the saga of what led up to the hospitalization. You will. The 25 years that psychologist Joanna Breyer spent working with children who have cancer and their families at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital Boston inspired her to.

You may have noticed things at your hospital or medical clinic are a little different. Your child may be wondering about some of these changes. These changes are to protect everyone and help prevent the spread of germs.

In order to reduce the risk of COVID. For small children, experts agree that coloring books and pages are a gentle way to introduce the idea of going to the hospital and having surgery to a child in a fun way that is non-threatening and encourages the child to ask questions about what they will experience.

The facility where your child will be having their procedure may offer a. Attempt to remain calm; your baby can pick up on your stress. During the period when your baby cannot eat, attempt to distract your child by rocking, walking, and comforting him/her. Bring a favorite blanket or pacifier to the hospital.

It may also be helpful to have a familiar bottle for use after surgery or procedures. Your Child in the Hospital | Millions of parents take their child to the hospital each year for stitches, outpatient surgery, or longer stays for serious illnesses.

Your Child in the Hospital: A Practical Guide for Parents is packed with sensible tips and home-grown wisdom that will make any visit to the hospital. Young children may be frightened by what they hear in the hospital, so avoid discussions about their health in front of them.

Always tell your child when you are leaving and when you will return. If you think your child will be upset, ask the Child Life or nursing staff for assistance. Encourage your child to speak with hospital staff.

Use play items to teach your child about surgery. Children’s books about the hospital and surgery can help.

Toy medical kits can help your child become comfortable with medical equipment. Also, encourage your child. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Love, Harold D. Your child goes to the hospital. Springfield, Ill., C.C.

Thomas [] (OCoLC) This book was created to help you prepare your child for the experience of coming to the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for surgery. It allows children to become familiar with what to expect the day of surgery, while providing an opportunity for them to express their related thoughts and feelings.

The Your Child library was designed to provide parents with helpful information on common physical, mental and social health topics. From behavioral challenges and developmental milestones to preventing injuries and making healthy choices, you’ll find a wide range. (Courtesy Dr. John Hutton, Cincinnati Children's Hospital via CNN) The red areas in this scan show a growth in organized white matter in the language and literacy areas of the child's brain, areas.

You know your child best, but here are some suggestions for starting the discussion. Prepare Yourself First. Before a scheduled hospital stay, procedure, or doctor’s visit at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, we encourage you to do your own your child.

Use simple words to prepare your child for surgery so they may understand the purpose for coming to the hospital. Be honest with your child to encourage a trusting relationship.

Ask your child how they feel about their upcoming surgery to foster open communication. This will help address any possible fears or misconceptions regarding their surgery. Preparing Yourself. Your child needs elective surgery and a date has been scheduled. Unlike emergency surgery, an elective procedure isn't done as an immediate matter of life and death.

Having an elective procedure gives you the time to prepare your child for the hospital and the surgery. Answers children’s questions about their own bodies in a simple and appropriate way. Each section is focused on a particular part of the body or movement a child understands.

Body actions such as breathing, the food journey, and blood are discussed, as well as fun subjects such as hiccups, earwax and goosebumps. Parenting doesn’t come with an instruction manual.

And when your child is having a meltdown in the mall, you probably wish it did. Sometimes, a just-right kid’s book, written to and for your little one, does more to help hone emotional health in your child Location: Cumberland Road, New Kent, Virginia, In addition, ask the surgeon's office if you and your child can tour the preoperative area with a Child Life Specialist ahead of time.

A tour will allow your child to see the sights, sounds and events that she will experience the day of surgery. Your child will also be better able .What to Expect at Your Hospital Stay at Seattle Children’s (PDF) Tips for Preparing Your Child.

Here are some tips to help your child feel safer about his upcoming visit: Talk together about the hospital stay before you come. Remember, your experience with hospitals may be very different than what your child will experience.

Listen to your child.

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