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Posts about Surgery
Friday, April 10, 2015
In this post, Sean Alexander, MD, Director of Inpatient Pain Medicine and the Medical Director of the Sheikh Zayed Institute’s Pain Medicine Care Complex, explains how parents and caregivers can help children manage their pain post-surgery.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Terry Spearman, Manager of Child Life Services, and Child Life Specialist, Katie Webb, explain how Child Life Specialists help children cope with being admitted to the hospital and talk about their roles at Children’s National.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Each week, the Edward J. Miller, Sr. Blood Donor Center at Children’s National needs 100 whole blood donations and 35 platelet donations to provide our pediatric patients with life-saving surgeries and to nurse children back to health from cancer or sickle cell disease.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Children often feel anxious about getting surgery, so Children’s National has certified Child Life Specialists to help families feel comfortable. We spoke with certified Child Life Specialists Liz Anderson and Lourdes Rocha to help families understand how to prepare for surgery.
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