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Play is a helpful way to prepare younger children and young people with learning difficulties for their visit to hospital and to reduce anxiety. Our videos show play ideas to prepare younger children and young people with learning difficulties for an EEG, ECG, X-ray, Ultrasound, MRI, CT, general anaesthetic and getting a cannula. We show creative ideas you can use at home: pizza boxes are CT scanners, jelly to do an ultrasound scan and pieces of string and stickers for an ECG. The video filmed in the Teddy Hospital in Glasgow shows how the play specialist helps to prepare a boy who is very anxious for his blood test.

Anxious About Blood Test

This video shows how preparing for a blood test in the play hospital can make a big difference.

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Anxious About Blood Test
General Play
Blood Tests and Infusion PDF Download

Play General Anaesthetic

A video explaining ways you could prepare your child for a general anaesthetic.

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Play General Anaesthetic
General Play

Play prepare for cannula

A video explaining ways of preparing your child for a cannula.

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Play prepare for cannula
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Play prepare for CT

A video explaining how you could prepare your child for a CT scan.

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Play prepare for CT
Imaging Play
MRI and CT PDF Download

Play prepare for ECG

A video explaining ways of preparing your child for an ECG.

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Play prepare for ECG
Heart Play
Echo and ECG PDF Download

Play prepare for EEG

A video explaining ways of preparing your child for an EEG.

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Play prepare for EEG
Brain Play
EEG and Nerve Conduction Study PDF Download

Play prepare for MRI

A video explaining how you could prepare your child for a MRI.

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Play prepare for MRI
Imaging Play
MRI and CT PDF Download

Play prepare for X-ray

A video explaining what happens when your child has an X-ray.

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Play prepare for X-ray
Imaging Play
Ultrasound and X-Ray PDF Download

Play ultrasound

A video explaining what happens when your child has an Ultrasound.

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Play ultrasound
Imaging Play
Ultrasound and X-Ray PDF Download

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