Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Child Life Specialists
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Denver Health has a dedicated Child Life Specialist who works closely with the medical staff to help children and families master their inpatient hospital experience.
This specialist helps prepare children for upcoming procedures using distraction techniques and provides coping support during their stay. In addition to this, the specialist will seek out opportunities for therapeutic play activities that can be done at the bedside or in the Child Life Zone.
This specialist is also an expert at helping children understand and manage their illnesses by using education through storytelling and communication tailored to the child’s age.
This specialist also focuses on providing support to parents and siblings.