Ouchless ER - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video -

Ouchless ER

Posted: Updated:
  • Wendy Damonte's Health Watch ReportsMore>>

  • Request Remind Me 2 Kit

    Request a Remind Me 2 Kit

         More >>
  • AP: Probe Exposes Flaws Behind HealthCare.gov Rollout

    AP: Probe Exposes Flaws Behind HealthCare.gov Rollout

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:19:15 GMT
    Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the HealthCare.gov website last fall.More >>
    Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the HealthCare.gov website last fall.More >>
  • Health Officials Report Whooping Cough Cases Up in Nevada

    Health Officials Report Whooping Cough Cases Up in Nevada

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:01:35 GMT
    Nevada health officials say the Silver State has seen a rise in pertussis cases over recent years. As of last month, Nevada has had 60 cases of pertussis reported, more than this time last year, hinting towards another year of elevated pertussis cases in the state.More >>
    Nevada health officials say the Silver State has seen a rise in pertussis cases over recent years. As of last month, Nevada has had 60 cases of pertussis reported, more than this time last year, hinting towards another year of elevated pertussis cases in the state.More >>

One-and-a-half-year-old Antonella Frausto landed in the emergency room for the first time after she put her dinner, peas and spaghetti with meatballs, up her nose.

"She sneezed it out and we were worried that she still had some in," says mother Maria Salazar.

Getting a child to cooperate in an emergency can be difficult. So Dr. Lisa Dabby designed what UCLA Medical Center – Santa Monica calls an "Ouchless ER" for kids.

"It's much easier to take care of kids when they are not screaming or thrashing around."

A child life specialist assists uses toys.

"A lot of times the pain they receive can be alleviated through distraction or getting their mind onto something else or having them be involved in an activity," says Katie Kolbeck.

Children tend to have more fat in their arms so putting in an IV can be tough. Nurses here use an Ultrasound to make sure they get the vein the first time.

"Once you kind of poke them once they kind of get upset. If you could nail it the first time everybody is happy," says Dr. Daby.

Doctors also use nasal sprays to deliver medications instead of shots. And surgical glue instead of stitches when possible.

Antonella did not put up a big fuss when doctors removed more of her dinner.

"If we did not have all the other things to distract her, I think she would probably have a tantrum and start crying yea."

In fact, her mom says she didn't cry at all.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.