• Doctors' Orders: Heatstroke and Hot Cars

    Doctors' Orders is an ongoing series featuring articles from the experts at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Summer is a fun and busy time for families, but that can also bring safety risks. Young children are at the greatest risk of becoming heatstroke victims. What happens to a child’s body during heatstroke : Their core temperature reaches 104 degrees quickly leading to ...

  • Congratulations to Mindy Irick, RN, our June DAISY Award winner

    Congratulations to DAISY Award winner Mindy Irick. Mindy is an RN in the NICU. "I can’t describe only one moment or event that has led me to nominate Mindy because there are so many ways in which she is extraordinary. When I was a new grad I looked up to her and developed a great deal of trust in her clinical judgment because she was always willing to patiently teach us. You knew that ...

  • Doctors' Orders: Getting your child ready for back-to-school

    By Dr. Katy Stordahl, Children’s Hospital Emergency Department physician Doctors' Orders is an ongoing series featuring articles from the experts at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Looking after your child’s well-being can improve their success in the classroom. Here are 5 simple tips to ensure they are “back-to-school ready.” Vaccinate against illness. Children ...

  • Hospital Specialist Recognized by SPS

    Solutions for Patient Safety, a national network of children’s hospitals, has chosen East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s very own Charla Purkey as their Safety Champion for June 2019. Charla is bringing East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s own commitment to patient safety to a national level. SPS is the only nationwide organization specifically focused on pediatric ...

  • Doctors' Orders: When are stitches needed?

    Doctors' Orders is an ongoing series featuring articles from the experts at East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Kids love to play. Between playgrounds, sports fields, and the ins-and-outs of everyday activities, bumps and scrapes can happen. Every once in a while medical attention is needed. Here are some common questions we get from parents about stitches, scrapes and scratches. How do I ...

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