Teddy Bear Clinic - Columbia University

Teddy Bear Clinic - Columbia University

Teddy Bear Clinic n ta li o p o tr

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tt Union Se Hospital Teddy Bear Clinics around the country General Objectives

increase familiarity with the routine in different areas of the hospital decrease anxiety with routine medical procedures Role play the physician examiner General Objectives increase familiarity with medical

equipment used in routine clinic visit Stethoscope Otoscope Ophthalmoscope Sphygmomanometer baby cuffs Tongue blade Bandaids

Specific Objectives Other topics that can be introduced via an established Teddy Bear Clinic. These topics can be expanded as needed for slightly older students etc. Specific Objectives

Hygiene learn that washing hands is a critical part of the doctor visit learn to wash hands with proper technique before examining Teddy Nutrition learn that the doctor will check Teddys

weight and height and ask about exercise learn that Teddy needs to drink less juice and more water Specific Objectives Injury Prevention learn that Teddy is at risk for injury if he is not wearing a bicycle helmet

Asthma learn that Teddy can take medicines that will keep him from getting sick Format 10 children 2 groups (5 parents with their teddy bear

patients) (5 examiners with white coats) Examiners will take turns interviewing a parent and examining a patient with the different equipment. The preceptor will prompt them to ask questions related to the Specific Objectives. Every child gets an opportunity to role

play the examiner and the parent. Prerequisites Exam table ( 2 school desks with paper rolls) Small white coats (5) Teddy bear patients (favorite stuffed toy brought by students; should have extras

in case some children are without) Medical equipment (brought by Dr. Mack) Clinic preceptors (Dr. Mack and resident) Future directions May also add and ADMITTING station give ID bands to all patients ER station

learn about scrapes and sprains etc. X-RAY station Teddy Bear Clinic @ Union Settlement Teddy Bear Clinic @ Union Settlement

Teddy Bear Clinic @ Union Settlement Teddy Bear Clinic @ Union Settlement

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