While it may seem easier and more efficient to do a Google search and find out how to treat various ingestions, oftentimes you could be receiving the wrong information. Most people don’t have the medical knowledge to sift through the vast array of resources online, …Continue reading →
Although it can be scary when your child gets a nosebleed, it’s usually not dangerous. In this video, I explain why nosebleeds occur and provide techniques that demonstrate:
- How to stop your child’s actively bleeding nose
- How to put ointment in your child’s nose to prevent nosebleeds
Since nosebleeds are common in kids, start with some of these simple techniques. If your …Continue reading →
The Greater Milwaukee Auto Show is in town. For many families, this is a fun annual event — a way to experience, see and touch all of the latest makes and models of shiny new cars.
Every year, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel offers an opportunity for members of our community to nominate a nurse for Nurse of the Year. This is an awesome way to publicly recognize a nurse who has touched your life or a member of your family’s life.
I encourage you to watch the video above to learn more about this special opportunity to …Continue reading →
Kids who aren’t school-age yet are curious and can get into anything! While there are lots of dangerous items that can be appealing to a small child, here are the top five potential …Continue reading →
Insufficient sleep can be manifested in many ways in children and teenagers, such as:
- Falling asleep unintentionally in school
- Problems with memory, concentration, problem solving; hyperactivity
- Behavioral or mood problems.
Research is also now showing that getting too little sleep can be linked to a long list of …Continue reading →
This being Wisconsin, we still have more cold weather ahead of us, so it’s important for parents to understand the risk of frostbite during Winter weather.
Frostbite occurs when the skin and underlying tissues freeze. Even a short period of the skin being exposed to subfreezing temperatures can have long-term consequences such …Continue reading →
Strep throat is a common childhood illness, but parents often are frustrated with the number of times their kids get it. It’s important to understand a few important differences, especially the difference between a sore throat and strep throat.
Not all sore throats are strep throats. Most sore throats, which often come with a runny nose, cough and hoarseness, are caused by viruses and usually clear up on their …Continue reading →
Brrrr — it’s cold out there. It’s February in Wisconsin, and I expect this weather, but I have to admit, it’s starting to wear me down. I’ve been trying different things to keep warm, like hot chocolate, or my favorite comfort food, macaroni and cheese. And there’s nothing like a hot shower after shoveling snow!
I was a nurse at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for almost 10 years before I truly understood what it’s like to be “on the other side.” Yes, that’s what we call it.
It’s much easier being a nurse for a patient than it is being the parent of a patient. When we leave the hospital, our life gets back to normal. A parent does not get that same luxury.
This is an amazing place, filled with amazing people, but as a nurse I never wanted to be one of the parents on the other …Continue reading →