The Healing Podcast

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Making the ED Less Scary for Kids –and Parents Too!

Michelle Tracy, RN - Speaker Bio
Michelle Tracy, RN, is the Director of Emergency & Trauma Services at Marin General Hospital.
  • Even for adults, the Emergency Room can be a scary place. For children, who may not understand where they are, what’s happening or why, the experience can be terrifying. That's why the Marin General Hospital Emergency Department has adopted an “ouchless” approach to emergency pediatric care. As an "Ouchless" ED, Marin General Hospital's Emergency Team uses child-friendly protocols to make visits to the ED less stressful, and more effective, for children and their families.

    In this segment, Michelle Tracy, RN, Director of Emergency & Trauma Services at Marin General Hospital, provides an overview of our Ouchless ED. Learn about the emergency room staff’s training in kid-friendly, ouchless care and age-appropriate communication. Find out what a difference tools like needle-free injections and interactive educational toys can make to a frightened youngster and the care they receive.