Solutions for Kids in Pain: Implementing Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve Children's Pain Management
All children experience pain. Effective treatments exist, but this evidence is not translated into practice, resulting in undertreated and preventable pain. For example, hospitalized children experience an average of six painful medical procedures every 24 hours – over two-thirds of which are done without any pain management even though many simple, cost-effective, evidence-based solutions for procedure pain exist. Only one in four parents reports knowing how to use evidence-based pain management with their children and veterinarians receive five times more training in pain management than their physician counterparts. Poorly managed pain leads to negative short- and long-term health outcomes for children and families and detrimental impacts on the healthcare system.
Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP) is a knowledge mobilization network based at Dalhousie University and Co-led by the Children’s Healthcare Canada (CHC), SKIP seeks to bridge the gap between current treatment practices and available evidence-based solutions for children's pain in Canadian health institutions. Dr. Chambers will review the evidence around the importance of children's pain management and provide examples of evidence-based pain management interventions. In addition, this webinar will introduce SKIP and explain SKIP’s role in supporting evidence-based interventions to clinical practice.
Participants will be able to:
-Demonstrate understanding of the impact of pain relief on children’s medical experiences
Suggested Domain: Intervention
Emily has been a Certified Child Life Specialist for 13 years, working in the ED and medical/surgical units. She has a Master’s in Public Health from Walden University. Emily serves as the inpatient child life clinical lead, internship co-coordinator, and pediatric volunteer program co-coordinator at Inova Children’s Hospital.
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