Checkup Newsroom (ER)

2019
November
20,
2019
| 09:23 PM America/Chicago
Seasonal illnesses are in full swing and hitting Cook Children’s at an unusually high rate. The medical center is under a ‘Facility Alert’ due to an extremely high census. On Monday, Nov. 18, our staff saw 567 patients in the emergency room, which...
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November
05,
2019
| 09:37 PM America/Chicago
When you live with a child, almost every day's unpredictable, and sometimes those adventures land your child in an Emergency Department (ED) or an Urgent Care Center (UCC). While Cook Children's provides quality care at the Emergency Department lo...
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October
09,
2019
| 09:42 PM America/Chicago
By Megan Cole, Emergency Department Nurse, Cook Children's Medical Center I have had the privilege of working in the Emergency Department at Cook Children’s for 10 years, with three of those years as a nurse. I often have people ask me, “How do yo...
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2017
June
15,
2017
| 09:49 PM America/Chicago
It can be difficult to imagine what you will find when you walk into the emergency room with your kiddo. Chances are you’ve debated coming, but it’s Friday night and you’ve hoped all day that your child would start to feel better. The weekend is fast...
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2015
September
29,
2015
| 03:09 PM America/Chicago
A study published in Pediatrics shows an increase of kids in the U.S. going to the ER for treatment of self-inflicted injuries, such as cutting. From 2009 to 2012, self-injuries increased from 1.1 percent to 1.6 percent of all visits. While the in...
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June
09,
2015
| 04:00 PM America/Chicago
I have used a lot of words to tell you not to worry about fever. Fever is your child’s friend. Don’t go to the ER for fever alone. Don’t buy all the fever myths out there. When should you be worried? The biggest issue is context. You can read the ...
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February
20,
2015
| 11:24 PM America/Chicago
My wife nudges me. It’s 2 a.m. “Hey babe, did you hear that? Who is coughing? Can you go check on them? Take your stethoscope.” That’s what an Emergency Room visit looks like in our house in the middle of the night. This time of year, many of y...
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February
19,
2015
| 05:15 PM America/Chicago
It’s still technically flu season, but that’s not the only illness that has families flocking to the Emergency Department (ED) at Cook Children’s. Ailments run the gamut from respiratory and fever issues (RSV and influenza) to gastroenteritis with...
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2014
August
07,
2014
| 06:33 PM America/Chicago
“What temperature should we go to the ER for?”I must get this question three to four times a day in the office and it's one of those things that keeps you up all night wondering what you should do. The answer, "There is no fever you should go to the ...
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June
12,
2014
| 05:31 PM America/Chicago
It’s only natural to panic when your child is really hurt and no one can be blamed for not thinking clearly at that moment. So, while you have a calm moment, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at what’s an emergency and when you should...
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