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A Guide to Child Passenger Safety

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Car seat, booster seat and seatbelt tips for kids of all ages Dr. B. Jill McCabe and Erin Rovelli, RN serve patients at the Children’s Emergency Room at Inova Loudoun Hospital – Loudoun County’s only emergency facility solely dedicated to caring for children and adolescents. It is also the first and only sensory-friendly ER in the region. …

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Another Step Forward in the Fight Against Opioid Addiction

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Dr. Loring Flint is Inova’s Chief Physician Executive and High Reliability Officer. On October 24, Virginia Senator Mark Warner announced that a bipartisan opioids bill was signed into law by the president. As Senator Warner’s letter explained, “This comprehensive legislation will help communities across Virginia by improving opioid treatment and recovery efforts and providing new…

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Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Uses Virtual Reality to Assist With Patient Anxiety 

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Technology helps in Emergency Department As part of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital’s (IMVH’s) commitment to finding new and effective non-pharmacological ways to reduce patient anxiety, its Emergency Department (ED) has begun to use virtual reality (VR) to assist with anxiety and pain management. The IMVH ED is among the first in the Washington, DC, region to employ…

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Stroke victim rescued: 3-year-old saves father’s life via FaceTime

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Thank you to David Culver and the team at NBC Washington for sharing this amazing story. Using her father’s smartphone, 3-year old Molly McCabe was able to call her mother at work to report that her father seemed sick. By showing her mother where Daddy was on Facetime, mom was able to ascertain that her…

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Loudoun County gets its first trauma center at Inova Loudoun Hospital’s ER

Taking Emergency Care to the Next Level Trauma services are now available at Inova Loudoun Hospital In the spring of 2017, Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH) received Level III trauma center designation, making the Inova Virts Miller Family Emergency and Trauma Center the first trauma center in Loudoun County. “Achieving trauma designation reinforces our promise to…

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New ER at Inova Mount Vernon Puts Patients First

A New Era of Patient Care for the Mount Vernon, VA Area New Emergency Department at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital: Bigger, Better, Faster A new era in patient care began in the Mount Vernon and Alexandria community in November 2016 when Inova Mount Vernon Hospital formally dedicated and opened the Veatch Family Emergency Department and…

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Inova Loudoun Hospital Launches First Sensory-Friendly Children’s Emergency Room in Washington, DC Area

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Leesburg, VA — The Inova Children’s Emergency Room at Inova Loudoun Hospital  – Loudoun County’s only pediatric Emergency Room (ER) – is now sensory-friendly. Visiting an ER is often challenging for children, but for those with a sensory processing disorder (SPD) — such as autism — the experience can be particularly difficult. Sounds, smells and chaotic…

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New Child-Friendly Emergency Room Opens at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Attention Northern Virginia parents: check out the new child-friendly Pediatric ER at Inova Fair Oaks When kids go to the emergency room, they need special treatment. That’s why the expert staff at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Emergency Center, who treat more than 10,000 children a year, decided to take it to the next level. A…

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