WHAT: MedicWest unveils a dedicated transport ambulance for high risk babies and children in partnership with Sunrise Children’s Hospital.
WHO: MedicWest and Sunrise Children’s Hospital
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2 p.m.
WHERE: Sunrise Hospital, Outside behind the main Auditorium
3186 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
DETAILS: Join Medic West and the Sunrise Children’s Hospital Transport Team as they unveil a dedicated neonate and pediatric ambulance for the Las Vegas community and outlying areas. This ambulance will be a resource for high risk neonate and pediatric patients who require a high level of critical care. Sunrise Children’s Hospital provides a higher level of care, featuring the state’s only pediatric cardiac program and a Level III NICU for high risk patients. This service will provide continuity of care for patients between emergency services and the hospital.
MEDIA: Photos and interviews available with MedicWest and Sunrise Children’s Hospital. Cameras to meet at 2 p.m. in the Sunrise Hospital Auditorium near the North Open Parking lot.
Media Contact: Stacy Acquista, 702-308-4591, Stacy.Acquista@hcahealthcare.com
Nosebleeds are a common occurrence in children, particularly for ones that suffer from allergies or have a cold. While you can help prevent nosebleeds by humidifying your home’s air and encouraging your child not to pick his or her nose, they may still occasionally happen. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to deal with most nosebleeds.
1. Stay Calm
As long as the nosebleed was not caused by trauma to the face, there is likely little cause for worry. Remaining calm and confident about the situation will reassure your child and keep him or her from becoming upset, which may cause the nose to bleed more heavily.
2. Keep Your Child’s Head Tilted Forward
Leaning the head back or lying down could cause blood to flow into the throat, which is unpleasant and may lead to coughing or vomiting. Have your child stand or sit upright, with his or her head leaning slightly forward.
3. Pinch the Nose with a Tissue or Cloth
Using a few tissues or a handkerchief to catch the blood, help your child pinch his or her nostrils shut. Firm pressure should be used on the soft part of the nose, rather than the bony upper part.
4. Set a Timer for Ten Minutes
Although it may be tempting to keep checking whether the bleeding has stopped, make sure your child knows to keep steady pressure on the nose for a full ten minutes. It may be helpful to set a kitchen timer or note the time on a clock so your child knows when to check. If there is still active bleeding, repeat the process for another ten minutes. After that time, if the bleeding has not stopped, consult a physician.
For more tips on dealing with nosebleeds and other childhood conditions, call Sunrise Children’s Hospital at (702) 731-5437. Our nurses are available around the clock to help address any health concerns you may have.
With summer in full swing, temperatures are often dangerously high, which can lead to several health problems if not properly prepared for. In this video, Sunrise Hospital’s Dr. Sears explains why it’s important to stay hydrated during the summer, particularly if you plan to be outside for a large portion of the day. In order to avoid heatstroke, residents of Las Vegas are encouraged to stay out of the sun, drink plenty of water, and avoid consuming too much alcohol or caffeine, which can lead to dehydration.
For more ways to stay healthy during the summer, or for advice on keeping your kids safe from injury while playing outdoors, call Sunrise Children’s Hospital’s Consult-A-Nurse line at (702) 731-5437 (KIDS).
Sunrise Hospital is an accredited chest pain center , and is currently the only medical facility in Nevada with the ability to perform pediatric cardiac procedures. Watch this video for a look inside Sunrise Hospital’s brand-new hybrid operating room.
Our hybrid OR can handle both cardiac catheterization and cardiovascular surgeries in the same room, eliminating the need to move critical patients to different areas for multiple procedures. With state-of-the-art technology that is available 24 hours a day, our new operating room allows us to provide top-quality care at all times.
Find out more about the capabilities of our hybrid operating room by calling Sunrise Children’s Hospital Consult-A-Nurse line at (702) 731-5437 (KIDS). For over 30 years, we have been an area leader in providing pediatric care services.
For more information, contact Sunrise Children’s Hospital at (702) 731-5437!