Shaare Zedek's ER medical, nursing and ancillary staff initiated a special activity day in the ER for over 130 of their own children! The aim was to show their children where their parents spend most of their time (ie why they're not at home) and the importance of the work they do.
The children simulated resuscitation, suturing wounds, inserting an infusion, putting limbs in a cast, and more. After the activities, they went on a treasure hunt, following clues around the operating rooms, the X-Ray Department, ER and other areas in the hospital. They also prepared packets of treats for patients and medical staff, and distributed them in various departments.
The brains behind this fun day were Naama Bagrish, ER Head Nurse and Deganit Kobliner- Friedman, Senior Nurse and Resuscitation Coordinator.
Deganit: "The children hear things at home and their parents tell stories about work but the kids don’t always fully understand what Mom or Dad do. The activity day exposed our children to the complexities of our work in Emergency Medicine and our perpetual involvement in saving people's lives. I'm sure the children left here with a much better understanding of our work and with greater appreciation and perhaps respect for their parents and the other medical staff."