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Respiratory Care: Helping Patients Breathe Easier
10.24.2017

Respiratory Care Week Begins October 22.​ Respiratory therapists are a highly educated group of health care professionals who take care of patients with chronic and acute conditions related to the cardio-pulmonary system. Those include, but ...

Sepsis: Save Lives by Knowing the Signs and Symptoms
09.27.2017

Sepsis is a medical emergency that kills more than 250,000 Americans a year – one every two minutes – which is more than prostate cancer, breast cancer and AIDS combined. Jamie Roney, DNP, and regional sepsis coordinator for Covenant ...

Back to Normal: Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery Takes Time
09.06.2017

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is any injury to the brain which disrupts how the brain functions, usually caused by some outside force, such as a violent blow to the head, says Lee Ann Bryant, inpatient occupational therapist at Covenant Medical ...

Prevention and First Aid for Summer Pests
07.26.2017

With lots of outdoor activities on the calendar, you will likely encounter those bothersome summer pests – mosquitos, spiders, snakes and ticks. We visited with Annabelle Jordan, pediatrics nurse practitioner at Covenant Southwest Medical Park ...

Keep from Knockin' the Noggin!
07.10.2017

Covenant Children’s has teamed up this summer with Kohl’s for the Lids for Kids bicycle helmet giveaway. The event will take place on Saturday, July 15th from 10 a.m. - noon at Safety City, located at 4500 Avenue U in Lubbock, Texas. ...

Don't Get Caught Red, White & Burned
06.26.2017

Dr. Michael Chamales, medical director for both Covenant Medical Center and Covenant Children’s emergency departments, discusses how to avoid injuries from fireworks, particularly burns, eye injuries and hand injuries, which are the most ...

It Shouldn't Hurt to be a Child
04.24.2017

The tiny baby suffered brutal injuries, including broken rib and bleeding in the brain. It didn’t take long for caregivers at Covenant Children’s to determine the infant had been severely abused. “I worked as a nurse in the ER and ...

Is Spring Cleaning Poisonous?
03.22.2017

It's National Poison Prevention Week! This week coincides with the start of spring to remind families of the hazards that can sneak into spring cleaning and other projects. Dr. Samuel Herrera, one of Covenant Children’s emergency medicine ...

Interpreter Services at Covenant Health
02.17.2017

“As soon as they hear their own language, there are visible signs of relief.” Rafael Marin, Covenant Health ’s Interpretive Services lead, stressed the impact of someone being able to communicate to health care personnel in their ...

Covenant Children's Provides Best-Care for Children in the ER
01.23.2017

Covenant Children’s is a designated Level II Pediatric Trauma center, a distinction its Emergency Department has held for 13 years. Covenant Children’s also has the only emergency room dedicated specifically to children and youth. Aijalon ...

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