Connecticut Children's Blog
Connecticut Children's Blog provides important perspective on pediatric health from the same voices that care for our patients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, Margaret Burke, Pharm.D., CSPI shares some facts about accidental poisonings in children and what to do if you think your child (or you) has been exposed to a poison. What to Do If You Think a Child Is Exposed to a Poison If the child appears to be […]
Child life specialists are dedicated to supporting the emotional needs of hospitalized children. They help children understand and cope with procedures, illnesses, treatments and extended hospital stays. In honor of Child Life Month, we sat down with Child Life Specialist Katie Robbins to learn more about her experiences and why she chose such a special […]
In celebration of #PatientSafetyWeek, we’re introducing you to a few of our safety coaches, who are trained to observe work behaviors and provide real-time feedback about practice and compliance with Connecticut Children’s safety behaviors and standards. Kristina Lawrence Why did you become a safety coach? I became a safety coach to promote change and safety […]
By: Donna Gitt MA, RDN, CDN March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is to “Go Further with Food!” This message comes with a lot of different meanings, from stretching your family’s food budget, to eating and hydrating for a big race, to starting your day with a good healthy breakfast. Connecticut Children’s […]
More than 4.8 million American children lack health insurance, which is six percent of our population. Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program have made great strides in getting more children enrolled in public health insurance programs. However, with 72 percent of those uninsured children eligible for such programs, much more needs to be done. […]
By Jim Shmerling, DHA, FACHE, President and CEO, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Ever since the Florida school shootings last week I have been asked several times, “What is the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s position on gun control?” I have debated posting my own personal position, but worry that my opinion may not reflect accurately that […]