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Keeping children calm and comfortable at pediatric-exclusive hospitals

In a video for Contemporary Pediatrics®, Tina Q. Tan, MD, FAAP, FIDSA, FPIDS, discusses how the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Illinois, caters to their pediatric patients in an effort to keep them de-stressed and comfortable.

Tina Q. Tan, MD, FAAP, FIDSA, FPIDS, attending in the division of infectious diseases and medical director of the International Patient and Destination Services Program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Illinois; professor of pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; spoke with Contemporary Pediatrics® to highlight the procedures in place at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to keep pediatric patients feeling as relaxed and safe as possible.

Some of the examples Tan discussed included an onsite playroom, volunteers that play with the children, provided toys, and interaction with hospital staff in fun activities, like kids riding scooters down the hallways or children visiting each other in their rooms.