Best Practices for Acute Pain....Made Easier!

Last modified by Doug Maynard on 2018/01/18 19:31

Please join the CAPHC Pain Community of Practice (CoP) as we introduce you to the newest toolkits to help improve acute pain management for children. We will hear about success stories, navigate the e-toolkits, and review why optimizing children' pain treatment matters. We welcome your stories and experiences as we work together to improve children's pain management.

Leeann_Lukenchuk_ID_22Dec17_a.jpgLeeann Lukenchuk RN MN NP

Leeann is the Nurse Practitioner for the Pediatric Acute Pain Service at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton.  Prior to becoming an advanced practice nurse, Leeann worked several years as an RN with the Pediatric Acute Pain Service in addition to an earlier role as an Educator in Pain Management and Palliative Care.  Her main interest is improving acute postoperative pain management across the spectrum of individual patient care to organizational practices.

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Karen Fleming is a Clinical Nurse Educator for the Paediatric Unit at North York General Hospital in Toronto. Karen is a member of her hospital’s Interprofessional Pain Committee and the Paediatric Pain Working  Group on her unit, where she will collaborate with the team to implement various aspects of CAPHCs toolkits, to better align with best practices, to ensure our patients and families receive the highest level of care possible.

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Dr. Naveen Poonai completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Toronto before coming to London to complete his paediatric residency training.  He completed his paediatric emergency fellowship here at Western. He also holds a Masters of Science in Health Research Methodology for clinical trials from McMaster University.
Dr. Poonai joined the Department of Paediatrics in paediatric emergency medicine in 2009 and is cross-appointed toe the Department of Medicine.  He serves on Western University's Health Sciences Research Ethics Board.  He is the Paediatric Section Lead for the Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM) and the Pain Assessment Toolkit Lead for the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres.
Dr. Poonai is an Associate Scientist at the Child Health Research Institute and serves as the Research Director of the Division of Paediatric Emergency Medicine.  His research interests include the acute pain management and procedural sedation in children and has recently been awarded a CIHR grant for four paediatric adaptive trials. He has a number of high impact publications in this field including CMAJ, Pediatrics, and Academic Emergency Medicine.

Dr.Samina_Ali_07May14_b.jpgDr. Samina Ali
Dr. Ali is a Professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine at the University of Alberta, and a pediatric emergency physician at the Stollery Children's Hospital (Edmonton, Alberta). She has a research program in the study of treatment of children's acute pain in the emergency department, and is the co-chair of the CAPHC Pain CoP. 

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Dr. Jennifer Thull-Freedman, MD, MSc, DipABP

Dr. Thull-Freedman is the Medical Lead for Quality and Safety at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Emergency Department and the Medical Director for Quality and Safety at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.  Her interests are in using quality improvement methods to understand and improve the care provided to children visiting the ED.  Her recent work in improving the ED pain experience through “Commitment to Comfort” has led to improved outcomes and is being spread to multiple emergency departments and urgent care centres across Alberta.

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