ER and Urgent Care Child Life Specialists
The Denver Emergency Center for Children has a dedicated child life specialist on staff to help ease children’s fears and anxiety while visiting the emergency room.
These specialists speak with children about procedures using age-appropriate communication, incorporating play therapy techniques into the procedure and by teaching family members some simple techniques to use that will make every unexpected visit to the emergency room much easier.
Denver Health has a team of Child Life Specialists who serve children in the emergency and urgent care center, the pediatric hospital unit, the pediatric surgery service, and the pediatric therapy service.
They are a wonderful resource for our staff and the families, and can make stitches, breathing treatments and a number of other procedures a breeze for children and parents.