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Linkages Winter 2015 – Supporting Children During Procedures and Hospital Visits: Linkages is a newsletter for professionals who work with children who have ongoing health conditions or disabilities.

Supporting Children During Procedures And Hospital Visits

Pain

  • Pain assessment tool: Age appropriate pain assessment scales to use with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and older children.
  • Pain pain go away: Booklet for parents on pain management, treatment of procedure related pain, psychological and physical methods for dealing with pain, medicines and postoperative pain.
  • Pokes and procedures sample care plan: Sample care plan to use with pediatric patients for procedures and pain management. Covers preferred comfort measures, position, distraction and more.  (Spanish version)

 

Coping and Support Resources

 

Nursing Continuing Education Video: Helping Children Cope

Video featuring Child Life Specialist Joanne Wetzler from Seattle Children’s Hospital covers:

  • Recognizing medical procedure and care stressors for children at each developmental level
  • Using internal and external coping techniques with children
  • Communication strategies for effective teamwork and patient safety

Watch live nursing grand rounds webcasts the first Thursday of the month, 12-1pm from your computer.

View past sessions in the online video library.

Disclaimer: The inclusion of any resource or website in Linkages does not imply endorsement. Produced by the Center for Children with Special Needs, a program of Seattle Children’s with support from the Washington State Department of Health, Children with Special Health Care Needs Program.

 

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