Clinical Videos Available to Help Families Understand Procedures


CureSearch for Children's Cancer is pleased to announce a new web-based video series designed to familiarize cancer patients and their parents with common tests and procedures. Produced over the course of this year, the series will include six 3-5 minute educational videos that demonstrate actual patients undergoing common cancer procedures as nurses and physicians narrate what is happening.

Research has shown that many caregivers are not knowledgeable about the medical terms and actual procedures their child will undergo. Our goal with these videos is to provide such education in a non-threatening way that reduces anxiety for everyone and for appropriately-aged children, allows them to watch what they will experience ahead of time.

The first two videos, a lumbar puncture and port access, were made possible through support from Lilly USA, and were filmed at St. Christopher's Hospital in Philadelphia.

Lumbar Puncture Demonstration

The following video demonstrates a lumbar puncture in a child undergoing cancer treatment. This video was designed to educate parents and caregivers by showing an actual patient being accessed for treatment. Our intent with this video is to help you, and your child if you chose to show it to them, understand what will happen when your child has this procedure.

Learn more about lumbar punctures here.

Port Access Demonstration

The following video demonstrates two types of port access in patients receiving chemotherapy. This video was designed to educate parents and caregivers by showing actual patients being accessed for treatment. Our intent with this video is to help you, and your child if you chose to show it to them, understand what will happen when your child has this procedure.

Learn more about port access and central lines here.

Shelby Hammond
Communications Manager
Email Shelby
(240) 235-2205



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