Monthly Archive: March 2024

signs of dyslexia. a young boy 8-10yrs old is sitting at a desk in his living room at home, participating in virtual learning with several classmates.

Is My Child Dyslexic?

You’ve noticed a few things about your child’s reading and writing skills. At your last parent-teacher conference, your child’s teacher may have recognized that your child is struggling with reading and writing. Your child may be making progress, but is still not reading or writing at grade level. Slowly, over the course of the school… Continue reading Is My Child Dyslexic?

Dr. Liz Matheis
What is a WOC nurse? Row of doctors and nurses standing inside a hospital hallway or lobby, with a smiling, masked female nurse of color at the front.

What is a Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse?

Wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) nurses are experts in the area of wound, ostomy, and continence care. As specialty nurses, they provide expert care to patients with a wide variety of wounds, including fistulas, drains, and pressure injuries; patients with abdominal stomas, such as ileostomies, colostomies or urostomies; and patients with continence disorders. WOC nurses… Continue reading What is a Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse?

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
a semi-transparent, empty round night drain bag is hanging from the corner of a hospital bed in this guide to catheter accessories.

A Guide to Catheter Accessories

A catheter is a thin, flexible tube with eyelets that drains urine from the bladder. People need to use urinary catheters for a wide variety of reasons, and those reasons impact which catheter and catheter accessories are best for you. Your doctor might prescribe you an external catheter, intermittent catheter, or indwelling (foley) catheter. You… Continue reading A Guide to Catheter Accessories

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
older couple and young child on the opposite sides of a glass door, pressing hands together throught the glass. A visual representation of the power of connection, and the impact of social isolation among older adults

Older Americans Month: The Power of Connection

Each May, we celebrate Older Americans Month to recognize the countless contributions older adults make in our communities. The time, experience, and talents of older adults enrich the lives of those around us. The 2024 theme of Older Americans Month is “Powered by Connection,” which recognizes the profound impact that meaningful relationships and social connections… Continue reading Older Americans Month: The Power of Connection

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
young boy with medical complexity, sitting in a power wheelchair inside a school or medical facility, facing a young man crouched down to assist.

Children with Medical Complexity

The term “medical complexity” is an umbrella term used to describe a wide range of medical conditions that present unique challenges and require special care on an ongoing basis. Medically complex conditions are usually rare illnesses that are functionally limiting and are sometimes life-threatening. Children with medical complexity (CMC) have multiple significant chronic health problems,… Continue reading Children with Medical Complexity

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS

Nurses: The Heart of Healthcare

Nurses are the 'Heart of Healthcare'. Nurses add empathy, heart, and care while advocating for their patients.

Paige Oyaga
Childrens Hospitals

Breathe Easy: Understanding Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat, and digestive juices. These secreted fluids are normally thin and slippery, but with CF, they become sticky and thick. This causes tubes, ducts, and passageways to 'plug up'. This most commonly affects the lungs and pancreas

Paige Oyaga

How to Smoothly Transition from Elementary to Middle School

The Big Move My son Charlie just turned twelve, which is amazing and wonderful! It’s also when we hit the runway at the end of our elementary school journey and board a flight to the new destination of middle school. That season of life takes up residency in our minds for a reason. It is… Continue reading How to Smoothly Transition from Elementary to Middle School

Jamie Sumner
stress in your child with special needs

Sensory-Friendly Spaces for People with Autism

Create sensory-friendly spaces that are more comfortable and welcoming for people with autism.

Paige Oyaga
close up of arm on a table or desk, attached to a digital home blood pressure device. Blood pressure shows 120 over 80, showing lower risk of stroke.

What is a Stroke?

A stroke occurs when vessels that lead to the brain rupture or become blocked by a clot. Without adequate oxygen and nutrients, brain cells begin to die.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
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