Webinar Series - From Pokes to Post-op: An Overview of Pain Prevention and Management in Hospitalized Children

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Presenters:

Dr. Bonnie Stevens and Dr. Fiona Campbell

Synopsis:

All children begin experiencing pain within their first few days of life. Whether having blood tests as a newborn, receiving childhood vaccinations or undergoing surgery, untreated pain can have immediate and potentially long-lasting consequences. Yet, these effects are not often discussed and despite high quality research supporting effective pain management, adequate prevention and pain intervention treatments are not consistently used.

Why does the management of pain matter in children? What kinds of painful experiences are children exposed to? How do we currently assess and manage pain in children, and more importantly, what works? These and other questions will be answered in From Pokes to Post-op: An Overview of Pain Prevention and Management in Hospitalized Children, the first of a series of webinars presented by the CIHR Team in Children’s Pain and the CIHR Knowledge Synthesis: Be Sweet to Babies Team.

In this first webinar, Dr. Bonnie Stevens RN PhD and Dr. Fiona Campbell MD, co-directors of the Centre for Pain at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will draw from their extensive research and clinical expertise to provide an overview and introduction to pain in children.

Topics covered in this 1.5 hour webinar will include:

  1. Past and current beliefs regarding pain in children;
  2. The consequences of pain in children;
  3. The nature and incidence of acute pain in children;
  4. Past and current pain assessment and management practices;  and
  5. Strategies to address the research practice gap. 

This webinar was initially presented on Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 2 – 3:30 pm EST.

Resources and References

Presenter Biographies

Dr. Bonnie Stevens RN PhD

Dr. Bonnie Stevens is the Signy Hildur Eaton Chair in Paediatric Nursing Research, Associate Chief Nursing, Research and Senior Scientist in the Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children. She is a Professor in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.  She is also the Director of the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain and Co-Director of the Centre for Pain at the Hospital for Sick Children. She earned her BScN from McMaster University, her MScN from the University of Toronto and her PhD from McGill University. 

Dr. Stevens held a Career Scientist Award from the Ontario Ministry of Health and has received the Premiers Research Excellence Award and the American Pain Society’s Jeffrey Lawson Award for pediatric pain advocacy.  Her current research is on the assessment and management of pain in infants at risk for neurological impairment and the effectiveness of knowledge translation (KT) strategies.  She is the Principal Investigator of the CIHR Team in Children’s Pain investigating KT interventions in 8 pediatric hospitals in Canada.  She has over 200 publications and is the co-editor of the 2007 book “Pain in Neonates and Infants” (Elsevier). 

 

Dr. Fiona Campbell MD

Dr Fiona Campbell is an anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and Project Investigator in the Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children.  She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesia, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.  She is Co-Director of the Centre for Pain Management, Research and Education (Pain Centre) at SickKids. She earned her BSc and MD from McMaster University, and undertook Postgraduate Anaesthesia training at St Georges Hospital, University of London UK.

Her clinical focus is the management of complex chronic pain in children and works in the Interprofessional Chronic Pain Program.  She is involved in developing strategic initiatives to improve pediatric pain management.  Her research interests include: knowledge translation on pain in children; and acute, chronic and sickle cell pain.  She is a Co-Investigator of the CIHR Team in Children’s Pain investigating KT interventions in 8 pediatric hospitals in Canada. She is also Co-Investigator on a CIHR Operating Grant investigating The Transition from Acute Postsurgical Pain to Chronic Pain: The Role of Pain Anxiety and Parental Influences in Paediatric Pain. She is involved in pain education initiatives for Health Care Professionals, and children and families, and is Senior Editor on the Pain Editorial Board of www.Aboutkidshealth.ca, a SickKids website providing parents, children and health-care professionals with comprehensive, authoritative and accessible information on children's health.

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