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  1. Child Life Services in Comer Pediatric Emergency Room Child Life specialists are trained professionals who help children cope with the stress and uncertainty of illness, injury, disability, and hospitalization. We promote effective coping through play, self-expression activities, and age-appropriate medical preparation and education. Child Life Specialists are child development experts who have earned a master degree and are nationally certified. • Top reasons to call Child Life • A patient of any age is exhibiting signs of fear & anxiety • Procedural Preparation and Support • IV placement • Blood draw • Medical exam • MRI, CT, x-ray, ultrasound • Sutures, Derma Bond • Asthma treatment • Catheterization • Injections • Sedation • Casting • Developmental education for caregivers • Age appropriate diagnosis information • Emotional support • Preparation for inpatient admission • Sibling Support • Trauma / Bereavement Interested in learning more about supporting children and families during medical experiences? View the Child Life clinical guidelines • Availability • Child life services are available full time Monday-Thursday 12pm-8:30pm & Friday 9-5:30pm • Child Life services are available by page Monday-Friday mornings beginning at 7:30 a.m. For Child Life services and referrals please page #9308 For more information or questions e-mail chelsea.cress@uchospitals.edu