Children’s Emergency Department Medical Director Amy Griffin shares safety tips with WNCN. Missed the story on TV? Watch it here.
Whooping cough or pertussis is characterized by a cough where the infected person makes a loud “whoop” sound after coughing. Whooping cough is generally known as “a disease of childhood” because children tend to (but do not always) make a distinguishable “whooping” sound when coughing. But whooping cough affects adults and children alike. So, what’s […]
Thanks to the creativity and brushstrokes of Ravenscroft faculty and students, the WakeMed Children’s Emergency Department hallways now have an “Under the Sea” theme to welcome its young patients. Ravenscroft Upper School students designed and painted a new mural for the Children’s Emergency Department ambulance entrance hallway. Ravenscroft Middle School art students painted 40 sea […]
You took care to ensure your child was only given age appropriate, safe toys for the holidays. But, it is imperative to remain vigilant in protecting your children because dangers children lurk in the most unlikely places. For example, batteries in common items like remote controls, calculators, watches, car key fobs, flameless tea lights and […]
WakeMed Heart Center trained more than 500 members of the community in compression only CPR during the month of February. At these events, we were consistently asked to offer classes on infant in the community, and as a result are currently in the planning process to offer these classes. In the meantime, we thought it […]
I am often asked by parents whether children should be taken to the closest emergency department or possibly take a little more time in the car and come directly to the Children’s Emergency Department on WakeMed Raleigh Campus. I expect as we open more freestanding emergency departments like North Healthplex and Apex Healthplex, that this […]