Fit Kit: A Program for Stress Reduction in the Emergency Department
A program was devised to provide children with stress reduction tools for managing the stress of an unplanned emergent situation. Pre-assembled kits, color-coded for age and gender, were created containing therapeutic items for relaxation, distraction, and tools for managing stress.
■ Explain three effects of stress on the developing brain.
■ Describe 5 components of stress reduction.
■ Explain the theoretical rationale for kit contents.
■ Identify 3 program funding opportunities through community resources and partnerships.
■ Stressors for children are inherent in the medical environment especially in an emergency department.