Dr Schuman, section editor for Peds v2.0, is clinical assistant professor of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Lebanon, New Hampshire, and editorial advisory board member of Contemporary Pediatrics.
PediaPals Wall Decals can be used to decorate a pediatrician's office.
Improving your office environment
PediaPals ( http://www.pediapals.com/) now offers wall decals to complement the room. Jungle, circus, underwater, puppy, Arctic, and dinosaur themes are available. A tree height chart can liven up how kids get measured for their well visits. A new digital infant scale will fit into the top drawer of exam tables, and slides away when not in use. PediaPals offers attractive table paper with tic-tac-toe and animal designs, to let kids color while waiting to be seen. Also new this year: A frog-shaped combination pen and flashlight, animal-shaped IV site covers, and catheter wraps -for patients with central lines that must be protected from curious hands.