Welcome to Children's
Children's Hospital Boston's newest residents and fellows were fitted for masks should they need to treat patients with respiratory diseases like TB or administer aerosolized medication on orientation day in July.
Learning about PBS
The Prune Belly Syndrome Network (PBSN) hosted its fifth annual international conference July 27 to 31. Organized by PBSN President Kurt Walker, also a member of Children's Hospital Boston's Cardiovascular Networking team, families from around the world attended, listening to many guest speakers from around the hospital. Many of Children's Child Life specialists, like Kirsten Fowler (pictured), also presented at the conference, using developmentally appropriate interventions, like medical play and discussion, to help normalize the experience for the children and teens who live with, or have a family member who lives with, PBS. PBS is a group of congenital anomalies characterized by three major findings: deficient development of abdominal muscles (causing the skin of the abdomen to wrinkle like a prune), undescended testicle and urinary tract anomalies.
For more information, visit www.prunebelly.org