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Pediatric Interviews: Cardon Children’s Medical Center - Full Transcription
How do you make children comfortable?

Audio: Music over Opening Titles

Image:  Image of Cardon Children’s Medical Center 

Text:  Banner Health, Cardon Children’s Medical Center

Text: How do you make children comfortable?

Text: Christine Jorgensen, RN, Pediatric Outpatient Treatment

Image: Christine Jorgensen speaks on-camera
  
Audio:  “We play a lot, we blow bubbles and we sing and we turn cartwheels when we have, you know, good things happen up there. We just play a lot and that’s really important to me. And it always has been because I think the kids are kids whether they’re sick, whether they’re healthy, you know, whatever, they’re still kids.”

Text: Dr. Paul Ufberg, Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Image: Dr. Paul Ufberg speaks on-camera

Audio: “I think that when you’re relating to a child it’s very important to focus on the child and see, as you walk in the room that very first instant, how the interaction is going to play out. You will see a child gripping their mother and not wanting to even look at you. I see another child sitting in the corner, playing. You have to really tailor your care to the child.”       

Text: Dr. David Curran, Chair, Pediatric Department

Image: Dr. Curran speaks on-camera

Audio: “When children are scared or they’re crying, I kind of like to pop into the room sometimes and blow bubbles at them and just be the goof-ball and they can’t help but laugh sometimes, you know? And to me, that’s the most fun, is just being the big goof-ball and getting down to their level and playing with them. And, you know, truly understanding, you know, their development and where they’re coming from.”

Text: Dr. Scott Elton, Pediatric Neurosurgeon

Image: Dr. Elton speaks on-camera

Audio: “My wife would tell me that I’ve never grown up and then she would sit here in front of the camera and tell you the same thing. Again, I think that’s the secret to taking care of kids is to just never really forget that you’re a child at heart.”

Text: Lisa Hegarty, Pediatric Respiratory Therapist

Image: Lisa Hegarty speaks on-camera

Audio: “You approach cautiously; you kind of talk to them from the doorway a little bit and talk to them about things that are happening in the room or what are they watching on TV, what do they like to do. I ask them if they like to color and I’ll go get them a coloring book and crayons. You kind of have to approach them and get their trust before you do anything to them.”

Text: Dr. James Reingold, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Image: Dr. Reingold speaks on-camera

Audio: “I try to joke around with them if I can. Sometimes even just little simple things that you learn in pediatric residency like pretending you’re looking for Elmo in their ear or hidden things on them or just trying to talk with them while I do a procedure to ask them about their pets or their teachers or things they like to do.”   

Text: Dr. Jay Cook, Pediatric Neurologist

Image: Dr. Jay Cook speaks on-camera

Audio: “Oftentimes, actually, the kids are better than we think. Sometimes we think they’re going to be embarrassed when they really aren’t; sometimes they are when you don’t think they will. For the most part, just talking to them and actually being pretty objective with them.”

Text: Dr. David Curran, Chair, Pediatric Department

Image: Dr. Curran speaks on-camera

Audio: “And I think to get down at their level and make them understand that you understand by looking them in the eye, by embracing them and their fears and telling them that it’s going to be okay is a great way to start.”

Audio: Closing musical tones.

Image:  Image of Cardon Children’s Medical Center 

Text:  Banner Health, Cardon Children’s Medical Center

Cardon Children's Medical Center
1400 S. Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 412-KIDS (5437)
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