Tamsen Carson, PA, Renown Health
Planning for baby’s arrival is an exciting time, but for some it can also be overwhelming. Remembering to pack your hospital bag is an important step in the preparation for your hospital stay. It’s recommended you pack your hospital bag by the time you’re around 36 weeks pregnant.
While the hospital has items you’ll need including blankets, bottles, clothing, etc, if you want, for example, music during your labor, or your favorite pillow or nightgown after delivery – be sure to bring it.
Here are some items we suggest you pack in your hospital bag:
- Birth plan
- Insurance …
Melissa Krall, Director of Community Outreach, REMSA
REMSA has launched a new community service – the Nurse Health Line (NHL). By now you may have heard the TV or radio commercial advertising the number – 858-1000 – and advising the public to remember: “There’s only one reason to call 911 – an emergency. For everything else, call REMSA’s Nurse Health Line.”
The NHL has six nurses hired specifically to staff the 858-1000 number 24-hours a day, seven days a week. All are registered nurses with experience ranging from emergency department, medical, and case management nursing experience. Several have worked on other nurse phone lines locally and around the …
As we enter a season of giving and generosity, it is easy to forget who can benefit most from holiday spirit. Get your family involved in the community by donating your time to a worthwhile cause. It is certainly a wonderful tradition to start, and can have lasting benefits not only for your community, but your children.
There are plenty of charities and non-profit organizations that would welcome your volunteer efforts. To encourage children involvement, ask your kids what interests them and make it a point to find volunteer opportunities that are similar. If your child loves animals, consider volunteering at an animal shelter. If your child loves to …