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  • Child and Family-Directed Programming Through Collaboration with Community Partners

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The design of child and family programs offered in pediatric settings are often focused on the child, family and heath variables. In one pediatric hospital a steering committee involving patients and families was developed. Their feedback highlighted the need for a wide range of programming not currently available in this setting. This has resulted in community outreach to develop partnerships focusing on enhancing the quality of patient and family experiences.

    The design of child and family programs offered in pediatric settings are often focused on the child, family and heath variables. In one pediatric hospital a steering committee involving patients and families was developed. Their feedback highlighted the need for a wide range of programming not currently available in this setting. This has resulted in community outreach to develop partnerships focusing on enhancing the quality of patient and family experiences.

  • Propofol 'Sting': Reducing Pain During IV Propofol Inductions

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Propofol is a safe and widely used anesthetic. However, pain experienced during injection of propofol is very common with 85% of children reporting the association. This presentation will discuss research processes and results in a pediatric sedation unit as well as coping strategies used during propofol inductions and other invasive procedures.

    Propofol is a safe and widely used anesthetic. However, pain experienced during injection of propofol is very common with 85% of children reporting the association. This presentation will discuss research processes and results in a pediatric sedation unit as well as coping strategies used during propofol inductions and other invasive procedures.

  • When Coping Styles Clash: A Pathway to Support Competing Coping Efforts

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This presentation discusses strategies for supporting families that utilize competing coping efforts in response to stressors. Whether attempting to cope with new diagnoses or end-of-life, stress is a shared experience. With limited space and time to process at an individual level, patients and families may respond with clashing coping behaviors. This session explores the specialist’s role in supporting multiple coping strategies, and provides an effective tool for navigating these experiences.

    This presentation discusses strategies for supporting families that utilize competing coping efforts in response to stressors. Whether attempting to cope with new diagnoses or end-of-life, stress is a shared experience. With limited space and time to process at an individual level, patients and families may respond with clashing coping behaviors. This session explores the specialist’s role in supporting multiple coping strategies, and provides an effective tool for navigating these experiences.

  • Back to the Basics…Examining the Modern Child Life Toolbox

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In one pediatric hospital, a noticeable shift from using mainly technology for distraction support has been established and a combination of technology and back to the basics has occurred. Attendees will therefore, gain insight into the organization’s use of technology and the child life toolbox journey, as well as, being introduced to a new playful, innovative distraction technique that is easily adaptable to a variety of ages, stages and settings.

    In one pediatric hospital, a noticeable shift from using mainly technology for distraction support has been established and a combination of technology and back to the basics has occurred. Attendees will therefore, gain insight into the organization’s use of technology and the child life toolbox journey, as well as, being introduced to a new playful, innovative distraction technique that is easily adaptable to a variety of ages, stages and settings.

  • Is Versed Used too Much Before Surgery? Implications for the Preoperative Use of Distraction

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This presentation will discuss changes in anesthesia practice (use of Versed versus use of interactive games via tablet) preoperatively for pediatric patients, aged 4 to 12 years, admitted for outpatient surgery procedures. This large urban pediatric hospital has routinely administered Versed to all pediatric patients prior to separation from caregivers.

    This presentation will discuss changes in anesthesia practice (use of Versed versus use of interactive games via tablet) preoperatively for pediatric patients, aged 4 to 12 years, admitted for outpatient surgery procedures. This large urban pediatric hospital has routinely administered Versed to all pediatric patients prior to separation from caregivers.

  • Constructing the Play Lady: Child Life and the Female Human Identity

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The 'play lady' is both a historical pioneer and a theoretical construction in the field of child life. This presentation will explore the implications of the legacy of the 'play lady' by analyzing modern professional challenges faced by child life specialists through a lens of feminist theory. These empirically-based challenges include maintaining work-life balance, limited opportunity for professional advancement, balancing career and children, and professional insecurity.

    The 'play lady' is both a historical pioneer and a theoretical construction in the field of child life. This presentation will explore the implications of the legacy of the 'play lady' by analyzing modern professional challenges faced by child life specialists through a lens of feminist theory. These empirically-based challenges include maintaining work-life balance, limited opportunity for professional advancement, balancing career and children, and professional insecurity.

  • A Psychosocial Intervention For Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Outpatient Surgery Unit

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of a psychosocial intervention program, aimed at minimizing the stress experienced by patients with autism spectrum disorder, their parents, and the perioperative nurses who directly care for these patients in the outpatient surgery unit. The intervention program was shown to be effective at lowering the stress levels for patients ages 6–12 years old and parents of patients ages 2–5 years old.

    The purpose of this study was to test the effectiveness of a psychosocial intervention program, aimed at minimizing the stress experienced by patients with autism spectrum disorder, their parents, and the perioperative nurses who directly care for these patients in the outpatient surgery unit. The intervention program was shown to be effective at lowering the stress levels for patients ages 6–12 years old and parents of patients ages 2–5 years old.

  • A Chance to Thrive, Not Just Survive - Reclaiming Play in the Face of Ebola: A Model for Psychosocial Support Programming in Emergencies

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Over 9 million children were affected by the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa; the consequences of this community-wide trauma are far-reaching and long lasting. Utilizing a trauma-informed approach, this non-profit organization build a community based psychosocial support program to address unmet needs of children in Liberia during and after the outbreak. This presentation explores the provision of culturally appropriate play, art, movement, and child life techniques to encourage expression, promote healing, and build resiliency.

    Over 9 million children were affected by the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa; the consequences of this community-wide trauma are far-reaching and long lasting. Utilizing a trauma-informed approach, this non-profit organization build a community based psychosocial support program to address unmet needs of children in Liberia during and after the outbreak. This presentation explores the provision of culturally appropriate play, art, movement, and child life techniques to encourage expression, promote healing, and build resiliency.

  • Mental Health: Expanding the Child Life Scope

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Mental health is a growing area for many health care professionals; especially for child life who traditionally has focused primarily on medical experiences and interventions. Implementation of child life programming on a mental health and addictions inpatient unit has resulted in greater independence, reduced stress, increased socialization, and has improved the hospital experience for patients and their families through therapeutic and expressive activities.

    Mental health is a growing area for many health care professionals; especially for child life who traditionally has focused primarily on medical experiences and interventions. Implementation of child life programming on a mental health and addictions inpatient unit has resulted in greater independence, reduced stress, increased socialization, and has improved the hospital experience for patients and their families through therapeutic and expressive activities.

  • Let Them Be Little: Collaboration Between Nursing and Child Life in the NICU

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Providing comprehensive care in the NICU is vital to the growth and development of infants. Collaboration between nursing and child life can help improve the care for both the infant and family. At the end of this session, participants can expect to: 1. Describe the role of a child life specialist in the NICU 2. Describe collaboration between medical and psychosocial staff 3. Identify successes, barriers and next steps

    Providing comprehensive care in the NICU is vital to the growth and development of infants. Collaboration between nursing and child life can help improve the care for both the infant and family. At the end of this session, participants can expect to: 1. Describe the role of a child life specialist in the NICU 2. Describe collaboration between medical and psychosocial staff 3. Identify successes, barriers and next steps