About Comfort Kids

  • The Comfort Kids Program philosophy

    "It's everyone's business to minimise pain, distress and anxiety during routine procedures"

    The Comfort Kids Program provides education, mentorship, leadership and training in the areas of procedural sedation and the non pharmacological management of procedural pain and distress. The program aims to identify strategies to support sustainable practice and promote cultural change in procedural pain management.  

    The approach adopted by the healthcare team, enables the child and family to understand their environment and cope with interventions. Providing comfort measures can be done by any healthcare profession. The research shows that when a child is engaged, they are able to use coping strategies during procedures. Through mentorship and modelling by the healthcare team, parents are better informed to help their child.

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    Program funding is proudly sponsored by the Staff of Woolworths