robohobo: gadian: robohobo: I'm assuming this is a public hospital. And if so, why the FARK do they have video game consoles? Especially consoles worth stealing.Video games are awesome for recovery and for getting the families distracted from their worry. Many hospitals also give out ipods for patient use during surgeries and dvd players for kids' rooms.BronyMedic: Resident Muslim: Damage control, I'm guessing.When you have both parents visiting and spending long hours with a severely injured kid, you need a place to keep the brothers and sisters occupied lest they wreak havoc (or just end up racing each other down the long hallways).The big reason is for the patients themselves. Some are there for weeks, months, or even years depending on their condition, and it's to keep them involved and enriched, as well as provide morale and distraction based on their respective age groups.Child Life Specialists do nothing but work with kids all day with games, movies, and video games to help them. It's a pretty awesome job.The place I work at has one of those Hotel Game-on-demand systems in each room other than in the ER, that has Gamecube and Playstation 3 games on it. It's pretty freaking neat.Fluorescent Testicle: robohobo: I'm assuming this is a public hospital. And if so, why the FARK do they have video game consoles? Especially consoles worth stealing.A surprising number of people donate game consoles to children's wards. It's not uncommon.Fair enough, so long as they're donated.
MooseUpNorth: robohobo: I'm assuming this is a public hospital. And if so, why the FARK do they have video game consoles? Especially consoles worth stealing.Because... http://www.childsplaycharity.org/
Happy Hours: MagSeven: robohobo: I'm assuming this is a public hospital. And if so, why the FARK do they have video game consoles? Especially consoles worth stealing.I remember when I was around 8, I was laid up in the hospital for 4 days from strep throat complications with an added tonsillectomy. After 2 days of laying in a hospital bed with nothing to look at besides daytime soaps that I had no frame of reference to, the smile I gave them when they finally hooked up their Nintendo in my room could have probably powered a small country./there's no pain like being in pain and simultaneously watching Days of our Lives.This is why I never leave home without my phone. At the very least I can surf the web.The last time I went to the ER the nurse said "Oh sure, you can afford a cell phone, but you can't afford insurance." (I was still holding the phone I used to call the ambulance). I swear to FSM if I hadn't really been in a lot of pain I would have stuffed that asshole's head up his ass. As a matter of fact, I DID have insurance and I was really not a drug-seeker. Yeah, this biatch of a nurse (who was a guy) told the doctors his diagnosis of me right from the start and it was his diagnosis that I was a drug-seeker faking pain. They almost gave me morphine, but upon this nurses advice made me piss for them before they gave me anything. They then learned that I did not take any pain medication whatsoever but gave me something different anyway.And this is why I hate medical "professionals" more than cops. I've met a few asshole cops in my life, but they have never treated me as badly as some medical "professionals".I wonder how people in the olden days dealt with the boredom of hospitals.
Great Porn Dragon: As to what children's hospitals did before video games--well, generally, they'd have large toy donations (both by children's toy stores and by charities) and lending-libraries on site for child-friendly books. :3
Great Porn Dragon: Child's Play is probably the best known.
Acharne: BronyMedic: This isn't technically the worst thing that's happened in a children's hospital.And when you learn that, you'll learn why they took the recliners out of the public ICU waiting room.Someone brought a pet to Ophelia?
doglover: I'm also ON a train.
Fentanyl Bomb: Acharne: BronyMedic: This isn't technically the worst thing that's happened in a children's hospital.And when you learn that, you'll learn why they took the recliners out of the public ICU waiting room.Someone brought a pet to Ophelia?Christopher Durang, is that you?
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