A visit to the emergency department can be an overwhelming experience for children and their families. The child life specialists help identify and address the family’s needs, as well as play a vital role in “normalizing” the environment.
Diversional and educational techniques are used to support children during medical exams and procedures. The child life specialists in the emergency department use various preparation kits to help educate the children and their families about their visit. An array of toys, DVD’s and music provide a calming influence in the emergency department.