Hospital Procedure Videos

What? Why? Children in Hospital

What? Why Hospital Videos

The What? Why? Children in Hospital (WWCIH) charity was founded in January 2015 by Marit Boot who thinks it is essential to offer children and parents visual information to prepare them for hospital.  The charity works in close partnership with the NHS and has filmed in the Royal Hospital for Children Glasgow, the Royal Hospital for Sick Children Edinburgh, Aberdeen Children's Hospital and Raigmore Hospital in Inverness to make videos to help children and parents prepare for hospital and answer some of their questions starting with What? and Why?

Parents can show these videos to their child before their appointment to help them understand what is going to happen in the hospital.

WWCIH is constantly adding new videos to their site so if you cannot find the video you are looking for below click here to the What? Why? Children in Hospital Website for videos, leaflets, news & events, as well as colouring pages for your child to print off and have fun colouring in.

Blood Test for Children

This video shows step by step what happens when your child get their blood tested.  

Mitchell and Olivia have their bloods taken every month. They used to find it difficult but now they are fine about it. They talk about what helps them like cold spray and emla cream to numb the area or just having a chat.

What happens if you need to have a blood test? from Marit on Vimeo.

X-Ray for Children

This video shows what happens when your child needs to have an X-ray to look at their chest or bones. Not knowing what is going to happen can make children anxious. This video shows the X-ray machine and the special coat or other protection parents and children might have to wear. This video will help families prepare for an X-ray. Parents could show this video to their child before their appointment. This video was developed in partnership with the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.

 

WWCIH - What happens when my child has an X-ray? from WWCIH on Vimeo.

CT Scan for Children

A video explaining what happens when your child has a CT scan. An 8 year old girl asks the Radiographer lots of questions about having a CT scan. She lies on the bed of the scanner and the bed moves in and out of the scanner. This is a very quick test. It can be helpful to watch this video with your child before their appointment to prepare them for their visit to hospital. This video was developed in partnership with the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.

WWCIH - What happens when my child has a CT scan? from WWCIH on Vimeo.

Ultrasound for Children

This video shows what happens when your child needs to have an Ultrasound to look at their tummy or any other part of their body. Not knowing what is going to happen can make children anxious. This video shows the Ultrasound probe and the gel used to make special pictures. Parents could show this video to their child before their appointment. This video was developed in partnership with the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. 

WWCIH - What happens when my child has an Ultrasound? from WWCIH on Vimeo.

MRI for Children

This video by the What? Why? Children in Hospital charity shows what happens when you need to have an MRI. You can also hear children (aged 8-11) talking to each other about their experiences. Parents could show this video to their child before their appointment to help them understand what is going to happen in hospital. This video was developed in partnership with the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. 

WWCIH - What happens when my child has an MRI? from WWCIH on Vimeo.

ECG for Children

This video by the What? Why? Children in Hospital charity shows what happens when your child needs to have an Electrocardiogram (ECG) to check their heart. The physiologists uses stickers, electrodes and a machine to record signals from the heart. This video will help families prepare for the test. Parents could show this video to their child before their appointment to help them understand what is going to happen in hospital. This video was developed in partnership with the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.

WWCIH - What happens when my child has an ECG? from WWCIH on Vimeo.

EEG for Children

This video by the What? Why? Children in Hospital charity shows what happens when your child needs to have an Electroencephalogram (EEG) to look at their brain waves patterns. The physiologists uses electrodes, gel and cream to look at your child's brain. This video will help families prepare for an EEG. Parents could show this video to their child before their appointment to help them understand what is going to happen in hospital. This video was developed in partnership with the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.  

What happens when my child has an EEG? from WWCIH on Vimeo.

Echo for Children

This video by the What? Why? Children in Hospital charity shows what happens when your child needs to have an Echocardiogram (Echo) to look at their heart. The physiologists uses stickers, electrodes, jelly and an ultrasound sensor to look at your child's heart. This video will help families prepare for an Echo. Parents could show this video to their child before their appointment to help them understand what is going to happen in hospital. This video was developed in partnership with the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. 

WWCIH - What happens when my child has an Echo? from WWCIH on Vimeo.

Hearing Screen/Test for Children

Newborn Screening

Hearing screening programmes are used to see if a newborn baby has hearing problems. The hearing screen is done in hospital in the days after the baby is born. Our video shows 10 day old Caoimhe sleeping while she is having the hearing screen. This video shows what happens in the screen and how long it takes. This test is used in newborn hearing screening programmes across the world including UK, USA, Canada, Australia, The Netherlands and Germany. This video was developed in partnership with the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. 

My Newborn Baby has a Hearing Screen in hospital from WWCIH on Vimeo

 

Hearing Test for Babies

This diagnostic hearing test for babies is used when a concern was raised at the newborn hearing screen or at a later stage. This video shows what happens during the diagnostic hearing test and why the test works best when your baby is sleeping. This video was developed in partnership with the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.

 

My baby has a Hearing Test in hospital from WWCIH on Vimeo.

 

Hearing Test for Children

In this video two toddlers come to hospital for a hearing test. Different sounds and toys are used to test the child's hearing. Their (grand)parents ask questions to find out if it's a problem if their child finds it hard to sit still and what it means when their child doesn't respond to a sound. This video was developed in partnership with the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.  

My child is going for a Hearing Test (Visual Reinforced Audiometry) in hospital from WWCIH on Vimeo.

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