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Learn how to talk to your kids about COVID-19 by watching this series of questions from elementary, middle and high school students to our Renown Health pediatricians.
Physician-in-Chief, Renown Children's Hospital and Chair of Pediatrics, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Max Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA, and Medical Director, Renown Children's Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Kristina Deeter, MD, answer questions and address concerns.
COVID Questions from Elementary, Middle and High School Students Answered
I'm Afraid of Getting The Coronavirus.
I Had The Flu. Will I Get Sick Again With The Coronavirus?
How Does Coronavirus Affect Animals?
We Couldn't Go See Grandpa Because of The Coronavirus.
Is There Anything About the Virus That Scares You?
I had the Flu. Will I Get Sick Again With the Coronavirus?
What Does it Mean to Flatten the Curve?
Why Close School When No One in School Has the Virus?
What Makes COVID-19 Different?
Is it Okay to Joke About COVID - 19? Am I at Risk?
How do we Overcome Fear and Concern For The World?
What is The Pressure Like For Doctors Fighting COVID-19?
Book Ahead informs you of the number of patients checked-in and waiting for a physician at a Renown Health ER or FastTrack ER.
We refer to this as our "door-to-doc" time. The number of people in line is updated every 10 minutes.
An ER nurse will determine the urgency and complexity of the care you need.
If your condition is less severe and requires no more than one hospital resource (X-Ray, lab tests, etc.) the ER nurse may assign you to a FastTrack ER where you will receive care sooner.
Book Ahead informs you of the number of patients who are checked-in at Renown Health Urgent Care waiting to be seen by a healthcare provider.
A patient's wait time may vary.
Urgent Care vs Emergency Care
There may be times when you want to see a healthcare provider right away but don't have serious or life-threatening condition.