Cloth Face Coverings for Children During COVID-19 Why are people wearing cloth face coverings right now? Since so many people who have COVID-19 don’t have symptoms, wearing cloth face coverings reduces the chance of transmitting the virus through the spray of spit or respiratory droplets.
The mission of Petite Pediatrics has always been to optimize medical care and provide services that parents desire and children deserve. With this in mind, I am excited to introduce the Pod Care Program at Petite Pediatrics. The Pod Care Program encompasses home visits,
Summer 2020 During these difficult times, I would like to personally update patients and families at Petite Pediatrics and our greater community about our “Practice Commitment” and the modifications we are making to ensure the safe delivery of care for children.
Please review the following updates to our practice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. OFFICE HOURS: Shared daytime coverage with Dr. Iris Castaneda Van Wyk: Mon & Wed – Dr. Iris Tue, Thur & Fri – Dr. Barry Nighttime: Dr. Barry on-call Weekends: Dr.
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Human Coronaviruses (https://www.cdc.gov /coronavirus/about/index.html) are a family of viruses that usually cause illnesses like the common cold. Almost everyone gets one of these viruses at some point in their lives. Most of the time the illness only lasts for a short time.
Petite Pediatrics has offered this technology as a standard of care for our patients since 2018. The current COVID-19 global pandemic, requires families to remain home to minimize exposure to the novel corona virus. We want to assure our families that this is the latest technology in the delivery of medical care and we are committed to ensuring confidentiality while maintaining the safety and well-being of our patients.
A Message for Caregivers & Teachers Get Vaccinated for Seasonal Flu Now! Flu activity is quite elevated in the US. Getting vaccinated is still the single best way to protect against influenza and reduce the risk of becoming sick from it.
How Families Can Cope with Relocation Stress After a Disaster Unplanned evacuations during a disaster can cause great stress on a community and on the individuals in that community. First Steps of RecoveryRecovering from a disaster occurs in phases over days,
Thomas Fire Resources Families can stay updated on the local conditions by checking the Count of Santa Barbara Website. There is also helpful information regarding the use of masks for safe breathing. N95 masks provide protection from small particles in smoke and should be fitted for proper usage.
The Thomas Fire has been devastating and poses a major health concern for the young and old, alike. Here are some guidelines that can be helpful during the acute phase of this fire: The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) Network encourage families,