This enjoyable picture book for young children is a part of the series of Bastian Adventure Books, designed to prepare young children for medical procedures and written by a certified pediatric nurse. It is meant to be read with the child in preparation for getting a cast, but can also be used as a therapeutic communication tool after the fact. In a fun, honest and informative way, it will follow Bastian the cheetah as he goes to the ER with a broken bone , gets an X-rays, gets a splint, visits the orthopedic clinic and finally- get a cast, goes through home trials and has it removed. The book also contains a parent advice page- with tips on how to act during the procedures and how to best prepare.
About the Author
ofie Berga is a Certified Pediatric Registered nurse and a skilled author and creative thinking person, with many years of experience in treating children, both in the everyday care at the hospital and in more critical situations. Sofie was born and educated in Copenhagen, Denmark where she lived the first 26 years of her life. She graduated with a bachelor in nursing from Denmark in 1996 and carries with her the Scandinavian tradition of involving the sick child in the healing process. As a mother to two younger children, and coming from the land of H.C. Andersen, Sofie is familiar to the world of fairy tales and the imaginary world of children. Her education and her experience from traveling all over the world is the driving force in her work, as well as in the charity work she does in her spare time. Sofie has worked with Children in the medical setting as a pediatric nurse since 1999, in both Florida and California. Covering the areas of Infectious/ Internal medicine, Respiratory diseases, some oncology, step down units in NICU and PICU, some orthopedics and last ER.