Sick Bears Get Care from Branch Brook Students

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To help alleviate some of the apprehensions that come along with hospitals and doctors, representatives from Stony Brook University Children’s Hospital made a special visit to Branch Brook for a Teddy Bear Clinic on March 4.

During the workshop, the kindergartners learned to perform proper medical treatments on a “sick” stuffed animal they brought in from home.

Students worked to diagnose their stuffed companions; first checking their weight and temperature before applying bandages and dispensing proper medicines based on their conditions. In addition to the hands-on clinic work, the students learned about keeping safe in the car, wearing seatbelts and using booster seats and wearing a helmet while bike riding or playing sports.