Answering questions about safe sleep for babies and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

I had the opportunity recently to talk on our Facebook page about safe sleep for babies and answer questions from parents about a wide range of topics, including the ABC’s of safe sleep, crib bumpers and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). I encourage you to watch the video above to Continue reading →

What to do if a child has an unexpected seizure

Katie Ricciardi, PA-C, conducts an examination with 17-year-old Eduardo in the Neurosciences Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Katie Ricciardi, PA-C, conducts an examination with 17-year-old Eduardo in the Neurosciences Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Seeing your child have a seizure is scary. No matter how big or small, subtle or intense it might be, it can still be enough to put a parent into emergency mode and assume something is horribly wrong.

While a seizure certainly can be indicative of a serious condition — and injuries can occur during the seizure itself — there are times when it’s not necessarily a cause for major concern. For example, it Continue reading →

What does it mean to have a Level IV NICU?

Erin Brauer, RN, and Amber Harshaw, RN, work in the Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

Erin Brauer, RN, and Amber Harshaw, RN, work in the Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, we’re very proud to have a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) right here in Milwaukee. It was the first Level IV in the state, and still the largest. But it’s Continue reading →