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  • Henry Chambers, M.D.
    Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Find a Doctor Henry Chambers M D Henry Chambers M D 3030 Children s Way 3rd Floor San Diego CA 92123 858 966 6789 Specialty Orthopedics Scoliosis and Sports Medicine Download CV Locations 3030 Children s Way 3rd Floor San Diego CA 92123 858 966 6789 858 966 8519 7910 Frost St Ste 190 San Diego CA 92123 858 966 9360 858 966 8519 3020 Children s Way MC 5062 San Diego CA 92123 Specialty Orthopedics Scoliosis and Sports Medicine Organization Rady Children s Specialists of San Diego Medical Group IPA Rady Children s Specialists Other Languages French Medical School Tulane University School of Medicine Internship Fitzsimons Army Medical Center of Aurora CO GME Residency Brooke Army Medical Center GME Fellowship Rady Childrens Hospital San Diego Board Certifications Orthopedic Surgery Gender M Bio Dr Henry Chambers directs the Southern California Cerebral Palsy Center at Rady Children s Hospital San Diego co directs the 360 Sports Medicine program and is a clinical professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Colorado Dr Chambers attended Tulane University School of Medicine He completed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center where he was honored for outstanding research followed by a Rady Children s Hospital San Diego UC San Diego fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery Dr Chambers treats pediatric gait disorders sports injuries and cerebral palsy His research areas include cerebral palsy motion analysis and controlling spasticity with botulinum toxin Among his professional affiliations Dr Chambers is a member and former president of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine as well as a fellow

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/doctors/henry-chambers-md/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services (CAPS)
    and Adolescent Psychiatry Services CAPS Team Resources Locations Eating Disorders Medical Behavioral Unit Fellowship Resources Locations Psychiatry Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services 3020 Children s Way San Diego CA 92123 858 576 1700 24 hours a day 858 966 8164 View All Locations The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Services CAPS program is an inpatient unit for children and adolescents up to age 18 with psychiatric illness The unit is located on the third floor of the Nelson Family Pavilion Comprehensive psychiatric care is provided by a highly experienced team of specialists from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and specially trained health professionals from Rady Children s Hospital San Diego The conditions treated include Depression Psychosis Anxiety disorders Substance abuse Upon admission to CAPS all children and adolescents undergo a comprehensive psychiatric medical occupational and dietary assessment Specialized assessments are also available which include biological tests imaging and electrophysiological measures nutrition and neuropsychological testing These assessments allow the multidisciplinary treatment teams to quickly identify and target problem areas and to develop an individualized treatment plan to meet the specific needs of the child or adolescent Individualized services include medication management behavioral programs specialized therapies eating programs and occupational therapy Community meetings are held each morning and again in the afternoon to allow patients to establish positive goals for themselves review their progress and learn positive coping strategies to regulate mood and behavior Special education instructors and aides provided by the San Diego Unified School District are available and offer the opportunity for patients to continue their education while in the hospital Patients also participate in a variety of activities and groups including a daily process group horticulture relaxation hygiene and nutrition The children are also introduced to basic concepts in various therapies including cognitive and dialectical behavioral

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/psychiatry/caps/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Coping with the Hospital Experience
    Coping with the Hospital Experience Child Life Services Coping with the Hospital Experience Help for Siblings Coping with Pain Child Life Careers Internship Practicum Donation Wish List Coping with the Hospital Experience Below are some ways you can help your child to cope with the hospital experience Share any concerns you may have about your child s emotional and developmental needs with the child life specialist or another staff member You know your child best We value the family as an important part of the healthcare team Gather information from your doctor and the hospital Learn why the healthcare experience is necessary and what will happen Be honest Talk with your child about what to expect before during and after the healthcare experience Remember that children have active imaginations and if they don t have enough information they will make up a story to fill in the gaps Encourage your child to express his feelings about hospitalization illness and treatments in a safe way by writing a story drawing a picture or engaging in pretend play Bring familiar objects and activities photos favorite toys blankets to the hospital clinic Spend as much time as you can with your child but

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/child-life-services/coping-with-the-hospital-experience/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Help for Siblings
    a great need for information Although you may want to protect your children by keeping information from them what they imagine is happening may be far more frightening than the reality Some parents underestimate their children s capacity to understand and a sibling s desire for information about the ill or injured child Information is the key component to supporting your children and helping them cope with hospitalization Children are better able to adjust when they are given honest and age appropriate information and the opportunity to see their hospitalized brother or sister In emergency situations explain as soon as possible how serious the illness or injury is and when they will be able to see their sibling For planned admissions involve the patient s sibling in the preparation such as packing for the hospital and taking the hospital tour Preparing Siblings for the Hospital Visit Describe and allow children to see the medical equipment being used to care for the patient How it looks how it sounds and how it is helping the patient The child will no longer have to rely on his imagination to make sense of things A child life specialist will be helpful in preparing siblings for a hospital visit Common Sibling Reactions Guilt Often children feel responsible for the hospitalization They may think that something they have said or done has caused the illness or injury Fear Children may worry that the same thing will happen to them They may be afraid they will catch the illness from the patient Jealousy Children may think it is not fair that the patient is getting so much attention and wish to become sick themselves Anger Children may be upset and resentful about the changes the that hospitalization has caused in their normal routine Neglect Children may

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/child-life-services/help-for-siblings/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Coping with Pain
    you can ask them to point to where it hurts or to describe the pain It s also helpful to ask children to rank their pain on a scale from one to 10 one being the least amount of pain Always consult your physician about the normal range of pain for your child related to their specific physical injury damage or disease Helping Your Child Cope with Pain There are various ways for you to help your child cope with his or her pain including holding comforting and distracting your child Honesty is also an important part in helping your child to trust in you and the medical staff Be honest with your child about what will hurt and how long the pain will last Using honest yet simple language helps children learn to trust you and the plan of care Give children choices whenever possible so that they feel a sense of control and mastery over their environment Giving choices when possible not only helps the children feel in control it helps them become more compliant with the plan of care Examples of appropriate choices are Do you want to take your medicine with water or juice or Do you want to take the Bandaid off or do you want me to Encourage your child to ask questions and express their feelings about pain and illness Let your child know that it s ok to cry and be upset Validate how they are feeling and offer them strategies for coping Listen to your child s concerns and offer or model ways to cope with pain and stress Coping Strategies Deep breathing can help reduce pain and gain self control Teach this by asking the child to breathe in a big breath and release slowly While he is releasing the air have him imagine letting go of the tense feelings with each breath A straw can be used for children who have a difficult time taking a deep breath Bubbles and pinwheels are other tools that can be used to help children with deep breathing With older children you can teach them to imagine breathing in all of their negative emotions and pain hold for a few seconds and then slowly exhale through their nose This helps children gain focus and control Distraction is a great way to help children of all ages focus away from their pain Some useful tools that can be used for distraction include music pop up books treasure hunt books magic wands 3 D books and movies Relaxation is very useful in children of all ages Music is a very common way to assist children in relaxation Giving them choices of the type of music they like and find soothing helps with this technique Children can also relax their bodies as they are relaxing their minds They can gradually tighten and loosen their muscles from head to toe promoting a relaxed state Guided Imagery can be used by talking about a favorite show or past

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/child-life-services/coping-with-pain/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Child Life Careers
    Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care Programs Services Child Life Services Child Life Careers Child Life Services Child Life Careers Child Life Services Coping with the Hospital Experience Help for Siblings Coping with Pain Child Life Careers Internship Practicum Donation Wish List Child Life Careers If you are interested in a career in child life services here is some advice from the specialists at Rady Children s Visit the Child Life Council s website www childlife org This site provides information on child life certification academic requirements and reading materials Read and learn as much as you can about child life Relate school projects and papers to issues in child life Obtain information on child life certification from the Child Life Council Verify that your coursework will meet the requirements for internships and certification Get experience working with children and families in healthcare settings as well as with healthy children and families To volunteer at Rady Children s contact Volunteer Services If you are not enrolled in a child life academic program explore courses offered in other departments or universities that relate to child life Courses in medical terminology children and healthcare play therapy

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/child-life-services/child-life-careers/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Internship
    week 40 hours a week full time program The intern will be exposed to multiple units of the Hospital throughout their 560 hour experience During this internship the intern will have the opportunity to learn about the psychosocial needs of the different age groups and complete a series of modules on a variety of topics such as preparation distraction medical play documentation bereavement and family centered care Rady Children s provides comprehensive care in all pediatric specialties and is also a Level I Trauma Center Learn more about Rady Children s Requirements ALL REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET PRIOR TO SUBMITTING APPLICATION EXPERIENCE All applicants must have experience working with hospitalized children plus Required Completion of at least 150 hours of volunteer experience with hospitalized children under the supervision of a child life program Highly recommended Completion of a child life practicum minimum 100 hours under the supervision of a certified child life specialist OR Highly recommended Completion of 6 months and a minimum of 250 hours of paid experience as a child life assistant under the supervision of a certified child life specialist EDUCATION The applicant must have completed at least a Bachelor s level degree by the start date of the internship Master s degrees may be in progress or completed Degree must be in one of the following subject areas Suggested majors Child life Child development Human growth and development Child psychology Other related fields Grades GPA of at least a 3 0 in major Applicants with high academic achievement will have priority CHILD LIFE COURSES Required Applicants must have completed a total of 10 college level courses in child life or a related department subject Note All applicants for the November 2013 and subsequent exams will be required to successfully complete a minimum of one child life

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/child-life-services/internship/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Practicum
    more structured provide direct supervision by child life staff and have a set of requirements to be completed Most child life internships require that students have completed a practicum first When do you offer practicums Fall and spring semesters How long does it take to complete a practicum Our practicum is a semester long course in which students complete a minimum of 100 hours in the Hospital The student s schedule is set at the beginning of the semester before the practicum begins Students typically complete eight hours a week for approximately 13 weeks When setting up a student s schedule we require that each block of time be at least four hours long to insure a quality experience Attendance is extremely important to ensure the 100 hours is completed What are the practicum requirements for the semester Students will be expected to complete the following requirements Due dates will be set at the beginning of the semester Daily journal entries Article abstracts Formal observations Plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities Complete self evaluations and program evaluations Hospitalization observations and reactions Other requirements as assigned Do I have to know a lot about childhood illnesses and diseases The practicum is an introductory course which focuses on the child s development and emotional reaction to hospitalization and the medical experience The foundation of play in a healthcare setting will be explored Who will be supervising me You will be under the direct supervision of a certified child life specialist during each rotation At no time will students be working completely independent of a child life specialist Students do not fill in for staff members vacations sick days etc What is the role of the practicum clinical coordinator You will be assigned a certified child life specialist who will be responsible for setting up your schedule assigning requirement due dates facilitating the orientation and overseeing all practicum details This person will meet with you to help insure that requirements are being met and that you are progressing in a satisfactory manner The coordinator will provide you with written and verbal feedback on assignments and experiences The coordinator will collaborate with your university department head What are the practicum student s responsibilities during the semester To follow the department and hospital policies and procedures To complete all requirements within the time frame assigned Follow guidelines and expectations set up by the supervisory specialist in each area you are assigned Attendance is extremely important Are there any prerequisites for a practicum Students applying for our practicum should be exploring a career in child life and be working toward a degree in child life child development human development or other closely related fields We require that students have completed a minimum of two supervised experiences with healthy children in a non health care setting i e preschool lab infant lab volunteer experience employment etc Students also need to have a strong academic background in human growth and development GPA of 3 0 in core classes

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/child-life-services/practicum/ (2015-03-26)
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