VIDEO from Medialink and General Motors: Hospitals Give Children a License to Drive
Research has shown that children who are engaged in an activity or have adistraction ahead of surgery feel more comfortable, and therefore lessfearful. Child experts have developed a wide variety of activities to engagechildren and their families before surgery and during recovery. Theseactivities range from creating a web page about their stay, to playing gamesthat familiarize them with their surgery.
At the University of Michigan, patients often get to ride a battery-powered Hummer right into surgery. Donated by the local Hummer dealer, theminiature Hummers have started a new trend in healthcare that dealers acrossthe country are following.
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