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When Your Child Is In the Hospital

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Having a child in the hospital can be the single most difficult thing for any parent. How you handle it, though, may really help your child's recovery.
Air Date: 12/18/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Elizabeth Mack, MD
EHMack headshot4Dr. Elizabeth Mack is a pediatric intensivist and director of quality at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital in Columbia, SC. She graduated from Univ of South Carolina School of Medicine, pediatric University of South Carolina pediatric residency program, Cincinnati Children's pediatric critical care fellowship program, and University of Cincinnati with a masters of science. Her interests include medical education, quality improvement, patient safety, and social media. You can follow her on twitter @SC_AAP or Facebook (SC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics). Outside of work, she enjoys running and traveling.
When Your Child Is In the Hospital
Having a child in the hospital can be the single most difficult thing for any parent.

What do you do with yourself while your child is being cared for by doctors and nurses?

Some parents fear that asking to participate in the care of their baby will get in the way of the professionals.

That's actually not the case. Rest assured, most nurses are eager to help you become the expert in your little one's care.

The fear and anxiety that come with having a child in the hospital can be debilitating. 

Dr. Elizabeth Mack, MD, shares advice for parents dealing with a child in the hospital, including how to be the best advocate for your child, how to work with the medical team and other insightful information that is helpful for parents to know.
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