Taking Stock: Usable Evidence for Procedural Pain in Children

Last modified by Ann Watkins on 2016/04/07 17:53


Procedural pain continues to be a significant issue for children in the hospital (e.g. for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes) and in the community (e.g. immunization). Although research on the effectiveness of pharmacological, psychological and physiological strategies has flourished over the past 3 decades, much of the evidence generated from this research is either not effectively translated or usable to health care professionals at the front line who provide care to these children and their families. 

The goals of this webinar are to (a) review the current state of evidence for preventing and/ or ameliorating procedural pain in hospitalized children or healthy children receiving painful procedures in the community; (b) describe efforts to effectively implement research evidence into practice using infant and toddler and school age and adolescent populations; and (c) strategize how evidence can be made more usable for health care professional and parental care providers.


Click here to view Denise Harrison's Presentation Slides

Click here to view Bonnie Stevens' Presentation Slides

Click here to view Christine Chambers' Presentation Slides

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Christine Chambers, PhD, RPsych


Dr. Christine Chambers is a clinical psychologist and Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology & Neuroscience (with cross-appointments in Anesthesia, Pain Management & Perioperative Medicine and Psychiatry), and former Canada Research Chair in Pain and Child Health (Tier 2, 2004-2014) at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her research lab is based in the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research at the IWK Health Centre. Dr. Chambers’ research examines developmental, psychological, and social influences on children’s pain, with a focus on family factors in pediatric pain and using social media to mobilize evidence-based information about children’s pain to parents. 

Denise Harrison, RN, PhD


Denise Harrison (RN, RM (Australia) PhD) is the Chair in Nursing Care of Children, Youth and their Families at the University of Ottawa and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Her research titled “Be Sweet to Babies” is focussed on improving pain management for sick and healthy infants and young children. She has produced two parent-targeted YouTube videos aimed to help parents advocate for and to use effective pain management strategies for their infants during blood sampling and other needle-related procedures. The newborn infant video shows three infants undergoing blood sampling while being; i) breastfed; ii) held skin-to-skin; and iii) given sucrose (http://tinyurl.com/BSweet2newborns).  She hopes that this video will complement existing health care professional targeted knowledge translation strategies (guidelines, policies, webinars) aimed at improving pain management in infants.

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). 

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