We've Launched!

CAPHC is proud to announce the launch of the CAPHC Pain Community of Practice - Acute Procedural Pain Toolkits. http://goo.gl/zYotHV


These Toolkits are a resource for clinicians who work with children that may experience acute procedural pain and support moving best practice recommendations into practice. 

Based on the best research evidence and clinical practice, these Toolkits bring together a collection of evidence-based recommendations, clinical and family resources, policy examples, pre-populated power point templates, videos, and background articles with the purpose of making these recommendations easier to move into practice. 

There are eight toolkits to choose from: 

  • Assessment
  • Distraction
  • Intranasal fentanyl
  • Breast feeding, non-nutritive sucking, and positioning
  • Oral sucrose
  • Pain with suturing
  • Topical anesthetics (venipuncture)
  • Implementation strategies

Visit our webpage to view and download resources: http://goo.gl/zYotHV

Please do not hesitate to contact CAPHC for additional materials and information, or if you see opportunities to share this resource and you would like to discuss further. info@caphc.org

The goal of the CAPHC Pain CoP is to improve health outcomes for infants and children by reducing pain experienced during medical procedures, healthcare interventions, and both acute and chronic conditions, disease or disability.

The CAPHC Pain Community of Practice (CoP) represents a group of professionals, informally bound to one another through exposure to a common class of challenges and common pursuit of solutions. We have a focus on nurturing new knowledge, stimulating innovation, sharing knowledge and quality improvement. 

We would like to acknowledge the following individuals for their leadership and expertise in the development of the Tool Kits:

Paediatric Pain Community of Practice (CoP) Co-Chairs:

 Dr. Samina Ali MDCM, FRCPC(PEM) Assistant Dean (Professionalism) Associate Professor, Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta

Ashleigh Townley  BSc., MA.Knowledge Broker, Evidence to Care Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

Tool Kit leads:

Intranasal Fentanyl:  Dr. Melissa Chan, MD, FRCPC Pediatric Emergency Physician, Stollery Children's Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Assistant Program Director, General Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

Pain with Suturing:Dre. Evelyne Trottier MD, FRCPC Pediatric Emergency Physician, CHU Ste. Justine Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec

Topical Anesthetics (Venipuncture):Kathy Reid RN,MN,NP Nurse Practitioner Pediatric Chronic Pain Services, Stollery Children’s Hospital Edmonton, Alberta

Oral Sucrose: Geri St. Jean RN Clinical Nurse Educator, Emergency Department Stollery Children’s Hospital Edmonton, Alberta

Pain Assessment: Dr. Naveen Poonai MSc MD FRCPC Paediatric Emergency Physician, Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Center Associate Professor Paediatrics and Internal Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Associate Scientist, Child Health Research Institute, Research Director, Division of Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Distraction: Elana Jackson, MA, CCLS, RECE Certified Child Life Specialist, Emergency Department, McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences

Breastfeeding,Non-nutritive sucking,  and positioning:Dr. Denise Harrison (RN, PhD)Associate Professor and Chair in Nursing Care of Children, Youth and Families, University of Ottawa and Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)

Implementation Strategies: Evidence to Care, The Knowledge Translation team at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital