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Incentive Spirometry

We know that one of the biggest ways to combat respiratory illnesses is to encourage ambulation and incentive spirometry. We also know that kids are more compliant when there is a goal and it is actually FUN to do.

2 day ago

Squeezy Ball Buffet

You’re helping your patient get ready for an uncomfortable or painful experience. The procedure is not a choice… but choosing something to squeeze is, right? Yeah. We can help with that.

2 day ago

How to Make Slime-Filled Glove Stress Balls

Although I love the benefits of providing kiddos and siblings with the autonomy and mastery that comes with making your own slime, there are benefits to having pre-made slime ready to go.

2 day ago

Get Patients out of Bed with an Interactive Virtual Treasure Hunt

Yes, Child Life has all of the tricks and tips to get patients OOB. But, what do you do when the patient is in isolation and can’t leave their room or the hospital protocols are such that patients are required to be isolated?

5 day ago

How to Use Augmented Reality in Your Practice

The way we provide healthcare is constantly changing and improving thanks to technological advances, especially as we learn how to navigate a world with extra health precautions. We are all working hard to keep our families and communities safe, but we know that as healthcare providers, you have the added pressure of ensuring your patients are safe in your office. However, it is also important to keep your patient experience warm and welcoming despite extra precautionary measures. SmileMakers is here to help you keep your office modern, engaging, and fun for patients of all ages! One way this can be done is by implementing Augmented Reality rewards and activities in your practice.

26 day ago

Buzzy Bee for Drug Free Pain Relief

Child Life Specialists know about Buzzy® Bee because we are all about using child-focused tools to relieve pain. But, did you know that while you are ordering your giveaway items from SmileMakers, you can add a Buzzy®  or two to the list? It’s normal for this clinically-proven tool to be hard to locate during the day, especially as other clinical staff begin to hear about its effectiveness, so it’s good to have plenty on hand for when you need one for your patient.

26 day ago

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