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B.C. launches new mouth rinse and gargle sample collection for school-aged children<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/mouth-rinse-image.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />B.C. launches new mouth rinse and gargle sample collection for school-aged childrenProvincial Lab Medicine Services, the Public Health Lab, BC Children's Hospital and BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) worked together to launch the unique program. The new sample collection will make testing easier for parents and children. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/bc-launches-new-mouth-rinse-and-gargle-sample-collection-for-school-aged-children2020-09-17T07:00:00Z
5 strategies for a successful return to in-person school during COVID-19<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1153974729.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />5 strategies for a successful return to in-person school during COVID-19Many caregivers and children are feeling anxious about the return to school during COVID-19. Here’s some practical strategies to try to help make your child’s transition back to school successful. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/5-strategies-for-a-successful-return-to-in-person-school-during-covid-192020-09-08T07:00:00Z
Making virtual health work for our patients<img alt="virtual health patient survey" src="/PublishingImages/virtual-health-patient-survey-cw.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Making virtual health work for our patientsThroughout the month of September, patients and families with virtual health appointments will be asked to participate in a virtual health survey.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/making-virtual-health-work-for-our-patients2020-09-01T07:00:00Z
Preparing children for back-to-school during the COVID-19 pandemic<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1250285099.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Preparing children for back-to-school during the COVID-19 pandemicThe transition from summer back to school can be hard on families, but throw in a pandemic and even the most well-prepared parents can be at a loss. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/preparing-children-for-back-to-school-during-the-covid19-pandemic2020-08-20T07:00:00Z
Curbing the impacts of social isolation on children<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/GettyImages-674675472.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Curbing the impacts of social isolation on childrenSocial isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic may be having a significant impact on some children and teens in the province. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/curbing-the-impacts-of-social-isolation-on-children2020-08-07T07:00:00Z
Sunny Hill programs adapting to deliver high-touch level of care remotely<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/sunny_hill1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Sunny Hill programs adapting to deliver high-touch level of care remotelyVirtual Health is helping programs at Sunny Hill Health Centre at BC Children's Hospital enhance connectedness between families and clinician teams.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/sunny-hill-programs-adapting-to-deliver-high-touch-level-of-care-remotely2020-07-17T07:00:00Z
Helping children through a nose swab COVID-19 test<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Child%20swab%20test%20still%20frame-1.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Helping children through a nose swab COVID-19 testAs children in the province venture back into their regular activities, some may need to be tested for COVID-19. http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/helping-children-through-a-covid-19-test2020-07-09T07:00:00Z
Trust, creativity and safety key to transitioning adolescent patients to Virtual Health<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/looking_glass_0709.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Trust, creativity and safety key to transitioning adolescent patients to Virtual HealthStaff working with youth in BC Children's Hospital's Looking Glass Residence adapted quickly to Virtual Health during COVID-19 to ensure patient access to the specialized mental health service.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/trust-creativity-safety-key-to-transitioning-adolescent-patients-to-virtual-health2020-07-09T07:00:00Z
Banishing fear and anxiety one button at a time<img alt="" src="/news-stories-site/PublishingImages/Group%20Button.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Banishing fear and anxiety one button at a time​Staff and clinicians at BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre know all-too-well that patients often have feelings of anxiety and fear at hospitals as they prepare to undergo their surgeries and procedures.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/stories/banishing-fear-and-anxiety-one-button-at-a-time2020-07-06T07:00:00Z
Virtual mental health care valuable for adolescent patients and their families<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/GettyImages-1206891343.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Virtual mental health care valuable for adolescent patients and their familiesStaff working with youth in BC Children’s Hospital’s mental health programs quickly pivoted to provide Virtual Health during COVID-19, and found it expanded access and eased the burden of specialized mental health services across B.C. and the Yukon.http://www.bcchildrens.ca/about/news-stories/virtual-mental-health-care-valuable-for-adolescent-patients-and-their-families2020-07-02T07:00:00Z

 


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