Enjoy a Safe and Happy Holiday Season

Holiday SafetyWhile you are “decking the halls” this holiday season, make sure you take steps to avoid household accidents that can land you or a family member in the hospital. Good Shepherd’s Safety and Security Department offers the following tips to make sure your holiday season is “merry and bright.”

Fire Prevention

Keep Your Family and Pets Safe on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude and enjoy a holiday meal with family and friends.  Unfortunately, with all the gatherings, it is also a time when cooking fires peak and when animals overindulge on treats that can upset their digestion. Here are some tips to help keep you, your family and your pets safe during this Thanksgiving holiday.

Prevent Cooking Fires

Tips for a Safe Halloween

The trick to making Halloween a fun-filled night for kids is to make it safe. For parents, there are plenty of safety tips to consider before, during and after the big event.

Pick a Spooktacular, Safe Costume

iPads Provide Learning Opportunities for Children

Have you seen the YouTube video of a 10-month-old baby playing with a magazine? She touched the page, squeezed her fingers together, pointed and swiped at the page, but nothing happened.

When her mother replaced the magazine with an iPad, the baby achieved results. The experience became interactive, and the little girl completed the same fine motor, finger and hand movements. Plus, she learned a valuable lesson about cause and effect play.

Clinical Connections

Why would any nurse with four school-aged children, a husband and a great job, spend her free time at school, doing homework and other countless hours to get a Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)? That is exactly what Kim Orth is doing. She is currently spending 150 clinical hours with Eugene Anderson, clinical educator at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Eugene qualifies to be her preceptor because, he, too, has his MSN from DeSales University.