The Fanny Pack: No Ifs, Ands, or Buts

Kaiane Habeshian, Anna Yasmine Kirkorian, Kalyani Marathe

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Abstract

Although the white coat is central to the practice of adult medicine, pediatricians often shed it to avoid creating negative associations and provoking fear in children. In our pediatric dermatology practice, the fanny pack (FP) has replaced many of the functional elements of the white coat. The FP is a kid-friendly way to readily carry key medical supplies from one patient encounter to the next. It is more hygienic, light weight, and affordable than traditional doctor's bags and white coats. In this article we outline the benefits of the FP, which include storage, ergonomics, efficiency, cleanliness, kid-friendliness, and cost-effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-379
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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Habeshian, K., Kirkorian, A. Y., & Marathe, K. (2017). The Fanny Pack: No Ifs, Ands, or Buts. Pediatric Dermatology, 34(3), 377-379. https://doi.org/10.1111/pde.13090