The Chronic Pain Assessment Toolbox for Children with Disabilities

Last modified by Ann Watkins on 2016/04/07 17:55

Synopsis

No child should live with chronic pain. Often for children with disabilities, chronic pain is unrecognized and consequently undertreated. The first step to stopping this cycle is assessment, by asking children and their families if they have pain. 

The Chronic Pain Assessment Toolbox for Children with Disabilities was developed by Evidence to Care, the hub for knowledge translation, and an inter-disciplinary clinical working group at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. The Toolbox aims to provide a standardized way to assess pain and includes pain assessment recommendations from the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO); pain practice points for children with cerebral palsy developed by experts at Holland Bloorview; and 15 validated chronic pain assessment tools to assess pain interference and pain coping sourced through a systematic review. 

The Toolbox was actively implemented by Evidence to Care in eight outpatient clinics at Holland Bloorview over the course of a year. This webinar will look at the issue of pain for children with disabilities; briefly review the development of the Toolbox, with a primary focus on the activities undertaken to implement the Toolbox; and clinical utility of the Toolbox as identified by clinicians in a large-scale evaluation conducted of the project. 

Join us to learn about the Toolbox and how you can use it in your organization too!

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Presenters

christineprovvidenza.jpgChristine Providenza has been a Knowledge Translation Specialist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital for 2.5 years.  Christine has a Master’s degree in Exercise Science and a Bachelor of Physical Health and Education from the University of Toronto and has completed the Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate through the Hospital for Sick Children.  Christine is also a Kinesiologist who has worked in the injury prevention field for over 10 years.  Her work has focused on the development and delivery of sport-based injury prevention programs and concussion education and knowledge transfer initiatives for athletes, coaches and parents.  

ashleightownley.jpgAshleigh Townley has been a Knowledge Broker at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital for 2 years. Ashleigh holds a Master’s degree in International Studies from Newcastle University, a Bachelor of Science, Health Promotion from Dalhousie University and recently completed the Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate through the Hospital for Sick Children. Ashleigh has worked nationally and internationally in HIV/AIDS prevention, sexual health education, community development and programming planning with children, youth and vulnerable populations.    

Created by Ann Watkins on 2015/08/24 21:38