It’s always nice to kick off with a happy news item here on the MedicCast. This week we have a great article from the West Midlands in the UK where paramedics actually have a TV show for kids. It features real paramedics showing kids what it’s like to have an emergency ride in an ambulance and go to the hospital.
Reducing Kids’ Medical Anxiety
It follows them getting treated and everything and it really helps kids have less anxiety about emergency responders about emergency care and trips to the hospital. This is expected to be a 13 part episode series. The article says they’re looking forward to having staff members from the West Midlands Ambulance Service featured in the show.
The program is called Operation Ouch! How cute is that? I’m sure it’s going to be a great show. There will be animated segments where they teach kids about healthcare and how their bodies work. The producers will also have actual kids from real EMS calls followed from the time the ambulance arrives to their trip to the hospital and their eventual release.
This project showing how kids are treated and taken care of by paramedics just like you and me is exciting. I wish I could get access to this show here in the U.S. I’ll have to try to figure out how to get a copy of this or watch it online on YouTube or something. I’m looking forward to seeing what this show is like. I think we could use something like it here in the United States.
Find the links for this news item and the additional resources from the MedicCast episode tip of the week – Hydrocarbon Toxicity and Episode 304 of the MedicCast.