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Dói-Dói’ Clinic at Madeira Shopping

MadeiraShopping welcomes back its ‘dói-dói’ clinic’ from the 13th to the 28th of August.  The clinic is used to help small children overcome their fear of doctors, nurses, health professionals and medical equipment.

During the toy clinic, children aged between 2 and 10 years old, become doctors and their toys become patients. Always accompanied by a monitor, and in groups of up to six children, these mini health professionals will be able to visit four available rooms in the central square, on Floor 0 of the shopping centre.

At the entrance, they are received in the triage room where they can choose which patient they will treat, and find out what symptoms their toy is displaying; they are then given a coloured bracelet depending on the seriousness of the situation.  The children are then given a gown, identification badge, and charts so that they can record the treatments given to their patient during their shift.

Afterwards, the groups go through the diagnostic room, where they can measure and check for fever, blood pressure, carry out eye evaluations and even take an X-ray. There are also two areas dedicated to treatments: one with a gurney, bandages, oxygen mask and vaccines to administer; and the other dedicated to cardio-respiratory arrest, covering what they should do to help, namely calling 112 and resuscitation procedures.

At the end of the session all the children receive a participation diploma, and a doctors badge.

Participation is free and does not require registration.

Samantha Gannon

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