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"It's everyone's business to minimise pain, distress and anxiety during routine procedure"
The Comfort Kids Program stated in August 2007, to provide education, mentorship, leadership and training in the area of pharmacological and non pharmacological pain and distress management. To identify strategies to support long term sustainable practice and change in pain management culture and the resources to enable clinicians to integrate resources into routine procedural care. The best pharmacology is non pharmacology such as " distraction analgesia" sedation then becomes the complimentary strategy rather than the primary approach.
Procedures and tests are a normal part of a diagnosis and treatment;buts it is the way in which we the health care team approach the child and family that enable them to understand and cope in a health care environment. Providing comfort measure can be done by any nurse, doctor, anaesthetist, technician, dentist, radiographer and the research shows that child when engaged will be enable to use coping strategies and parents by our actions are mentored to help and better informed about how to help their child.
Comfort Kids Workshop for 2013 : October 10th and December 5th
Full day workshop is aimed at providing participants with strategies that can be integrated into their procedural practice and how to better support families and children for procedures thru the use of developmentally appropriate language and preparation. The workshop presenters include Clinical Nurse Consultants from the pain services and the Department of Educational Play and Music Therapy. Queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre reading material: the suggested three articles were selected to support the main themes of the workshop. Pre reading one, Pre reading two, Pre reading three.
Internal applicants RCH and MCRI staff - register here
External Applicants -Please email email@example.com for registration details and payment.
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