The Science of It: Teddy Bear Check-Ups

The Science of It: Teddy Bear Check-Ups



BUT NEXT WEEK. JORDAN DEFENDED PRESIDENT TRUMP DURING THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION AND HAS BEEN SUPPORTING EFFORTS IN THE HOUSE TO CHALLENGE THE ELECTION RESULTS. KIDS PLAY DR. ALL THE TIME SO THIS MORNING JACLYN DEAUGUSTINO IS GETTING IN ON THE FUN AND — AT THE ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER. JACLYN: WE HAVE SOME GUESTS HERE. >> WE HERE AT THE SCIENCE CENTER ARE SUPER X CITED BECAUSE WE LIKE TO DO A LOT OF THINGS — EXCITED BECAUSE WE LIKE TO DO A LOT OF FUN THINGS HERE. WE GET TO BE A BRIDGE BETWEEN THE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY AND THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE. WE HAVE PARTNERSHIPS THAT WE HOPE TO DO MORE OF IN THE FUTURE. WE WANT TO DEMYSTIFY HOW HEALTH CHECKS WORK AND SEE WHAT THE DIFFERENT PROCESSES ARE. >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. I WORK AT THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. WE WILL WALK THROUGH A GENERAL PEDIATRIC EXAM TODAY SO EVERYBODY CAN SEE THAT IT IS NOT SCARY TO GO TO YOUR PEDIATRICIAN . FOR OUR SAFETY DURING COVID ALL HAVE OUR MASKS ON. STAN AND DELINA HAVE THEIR MASKS ON AS WELL. — AND LENA HAVE THEIR MASKS ON AS WELL. I AM GOING TO TAKE OFF MY WHITE COAT BECAUSE AS PROFESSIONAL AS WE LOOK, IT CAN SCARE THE KIDS. WE WILL TAKE IT OFF AND GET STARTED. >> MY KID GET SCARED OF THE LAPKO SOMETIMES. — LAB COAT SOMETIMES. >> WE LIKE TO KNOCK ON THE DOOR, WALK IN, INTRODUCE OURSELVES AND WASH OUR HANDS. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE GOOD HAND HYGIENE DURING FLU SEASON. I WILL PRETEND — LET’S PRETEND WASH OUR HANDS. SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY. THERE IS NO EXCUSE! >WASH HER HANDS FOR 30 SECONDS THEN EVERYBODY FEELS GOOD AND CLEAN — YOUR HANDS FOR 30 SECONDS THEN EVERYBODY FEELS GOOD AND CLEAN. THE FIRST THING WE DO USUALLY IS INTRODUCE OURSELVES TO THE FAMILY. WE WILL GO THROUGH THEIR WHOLE HISTORY FIRST AND THAT ESTABLISHES THE REPORT IN THE ROOM — RAPPORT IN THE ROOM. >> I’M VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE STETHOSCOPE. >> ONE OF THE THINGS OFTEN WHEN YOU COME TO THE PEDIATRICIAN IS WE HAVE TO HAVE OUR OTOSCOPE. THE OTHER PART IS THE OPHTHALMOSCOPE, WHICH WE USE TOGETHER. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHICH ORDER YOU DO IT IN. IT LOOKS LIKE LENA DOES NOT HAVE EARS. WHEN YOU LOOK IN LITTLE KIDS’ EARS YOU CAN TURN THE LIGHT ON. YOU WANT TO — SO YOU CAN WARN THE KIDS — PULLED THE EAR UP AND BACK. SAME THING ON THE OTHERS. PULLED THE EAR UP AND BACK. IT SHOULD NOT HURT I WILL LET YOU DO THE EYE EXAM. >> LI NA DEFINITELY HAS EYES. — LENA DEFINITELY HAS EYES. >> TURN IT ON. WHAT WE CAN ACTUALLY DO — YOU CAN SEE TO THE BACK OF THEIR BRAIN. BACK OF THE EYE — NOT BACK OF THE BRAIN. BUT, YOU CAN SEE WHERE THE OPTIC NERVE GOES INTO THE BRAIN. >> I DO SEE HIS BRAIN! IT IS MADE OF COTTON. >> YOU ARE WELCOME TO USE THE STETHOSCOPE. IF YOU LOOK AT THE WAY IT IS, THIS SHOULD BE ANGLED FORWARD. IT SHOULD BE CALLED FORWARD SO IT CAN SIT IN YOUR YEARS CAREFULLY. PERFECT. MY JOB IS DONE. THE REST WE MAKE UP AS WE GO. IT IS ON. IT IS ON THIS SIDE ACTUALLY. MY CHECK — I WILL DO HIM OVER HERE. YOU ARE LISTENING TO THEIR HEART. YOU WANT T LISTEN TO FOUR SPOTS. THAT IS A BASIC PART EXAM. LISTEN ACROSS — BASIC HEART EXAM. LISTEN ACROSS. I THINK WE ARE GOOD. ONE, TWO — OVER HERE IS THE APEX OF YOUR HEART. YOUR HEART IS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR TEST. THIS IS OUR REFLEX HAMMER. THERE ARE DIFFERENT STRENGTHS AND HEAVINESS. YOU PIT IT — PIVOT IT ON THE END. YOU CAN DO ACHILLES, TRICEPS, ANY OF THEM. THE BEST PART IS NETTING THE SWING OF THE HAMMER. — GETTING THE SWING OF THE HAMMER. >> I AM EXCITED FOR THE HAMMER. >> THEY GO LIKE THIS — YEAH! >> WHERE ON THE T-REX ARMS SHOULD WE GO? >> I DON’T KNOW, THEY ARE TINY. YOU SHOULD FEEL A LITTLE WRIST GO UP — THE LITTLE REST — LITTLE WRI GO UP. >> I HAVE BEEN USING HAMMERS MY WHOLE LIFE! IT HAS GOT THAT WEIGHT TO IT. >> NOW THAT WE HAVE GONE THROUGH THE CHECKUP, TELL US HOW TO STAY HEALTHY ESPECIALLY DURING THIS TIME DEALING WITH CORONAVIRUS AND THE FLU SEASON COMING UP. >> IT HAS BEEN HARD FOR A LOT OF FAMILIES TO GET THE MEDICAL CARE THEY NEED DURING SOCIAL DISTANCING. NOW MOST PLACES HAVE GOTTEN COMFORTABLE WITH DOING SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE TREATMENT ENVIRONMENT, WE — IT IS A GREAT MEDICAL HOME TO KEEP. GETTING YOUR ANNUAL CHECKUPS IF YOU GET — NEED MEDICATIONS, GO AND GET THAT DONE. THE OTHER THING KIDS HAVE BEEN MISSING IS SHOTS. IT IS IMPORTANT TO GET CAUGHT BACK UP WITH YOUR SHOTS. VIRUSES CAN TRAVEL TOGETHER AND FLUENT CORONA WOULD BE THE WORST COMBINATION FOR ANY KID — BLUE AND — FLU AND CORONAVIRUS WOULD BE THE WORST COMBINATION FOR ANY KID TO GET. >> IF YOU WANT TO SEE WHAT OTHER

The Science of It: Teddy Bear Check-Ups


WESH 2 News has partnered with the Orlando Science Center to bring you The Science of It.Today, we’re doing Teddy Bear Check-ups.Lots of kids like to pretend to play ‘doctor,’ so we have some health professionals with us to help kids learn what to expect when they see their pediatrician and also, how they can be sure to stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.Click here for more information from the Orlando Science Center.

WESH 2 News has partnered with the Orlando Science Center to bring you The Science of It.

Today, we’re doing Teddy Bear Check-ups.

Lots of kids like to pretend to play ‘doctor,’ so we have some health professionals with us to help kids learn what to expect when they see their pediatrician and also, how they can be sure to stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here for more information from the Orlando Science Center.

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