Pediatric Chronic Pain: An Introduction to the CAPHC Chronic Pain Toolkit Using a Case Study

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The CAPHC Pain Community of Practice has created a Chronic Pain Toolkit for primary clinicians that help to answer to following questions:

  • What is chronic pain?
  • What are the most common types of chronic pain in children?
  • What are the signs and symptoms to watch out for?
  • As a primary clinician, what can I do? How can I support my patient and their family?
  • What is a chronic pain clinic and when should I refer?
  • How does chronic pain impact families?
  • Are there resources I can share with families?

This webinar will introduce you to the Toolkit using a case study format, walking the viewer through the resources and how to use them. There will be ample time for questions and discussion at the end.

Ashleigh-Townley-for-web-social-media.jpgAshleigh Townley

Ashleigh Townley is a Knowledge Broker with Evidence to Care, the knowledge translation hub at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto. She has co-chaired the Pain Community of Practice with Dr. Samina Ali for the past two years, supporting the movement of high quality research evidence on pediatric pain into the hands of our community members.

kathy.reid.headshot.may2016.JPGKathy Reid

Kathy Reid, RN, MN, NP,  Nurse Practitioner with the Pediatric Chronic Pain Service, Stollery Children’s Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta. She obtained her BScN in 1983 from Queen’s University and her MN in 2008 from University of Alberta.  Her current research projects include development of an e-book for families whose children have chronic pain, understanding the parental perceptions of the quality of their child’s postoperative pain management.   Kathy holds joint appointments with both the Faculty of Nursing and the Faculty of Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Alberta.  She was honoured to have been chosen as one of the 150 nurses for Canada in 2017.  In her spare time she loves to knit and travel!  

Sandy S.pngSandy Smeenk

Sandy Smeenk is the President of The ILC Chronic Pain and Ehlers Danlos Charitable Foundation ("The ILC"). The ILC has a dedicated focus to children and youth in its community based support programs for individuals living with Chronic Pain and hereditary connective tissue disorder Ehlers Danlos Syndromes (EDS).  Sandy has led substantive awareness and education initiatives, including hosting annual continued medical education accredited conferences (2013 to present), where multidisciplinary healthcare professionals, allied-healthcare providers and patients come together to share lived experiences and learn about difficult to diagnose and treat EDS and Chronic Pain.  The positive outcomes influenced directors of pain centers to revisit patient files to confirm diagnosis and care plans, where at one center alone, an increase of 200% in EDS diagnosis was realized. The ILC's Patient-Voice advocacy work has been pivotal in securing i) a child and adult ministry of health funded EDS clinic at the Hospital for Sick Children and Toronto General Hospital  and, ii) increased funding for Chronic Pain services and research through the Chronic Pain Network.

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