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Children and Adolescent Persistent Pain: Management and Teamwork

Posted Thursday 29 July 2021 | Support Kids in Pain

To mark National Pain Week 2021, Support Kids in Pain (SKiP) will be hosting an online webinar for GPs and allied health practitioners discussing the principles of paediatric and adolescent pain management. The session will be facilitated by Dr Kathleen Cooke, past Chair of the Statewide Persistent Pain Management Clinical Network (SPPMCN), and SKiP clinical coordinator, Huong Nguyen. 

GPs and allied health professionals are often the first point of call when it comes to recognising persistent pain in young people, and they play a critical role in the management of these conditions. This session will provide practitioners with a basic understanding of the challenges of dealing with paediatric and adolescent pain and the benefits of adopting a multidisciplinary care approach, focused on the needs of the young person.  

SKiP is a community-based health provider specialising in child and youth multi-disciplinary group pain education programs. Their clinical services are centred on young people and families and are designed to teach youth and caregivers the necessary skills to manage persistent pain well. SKiP are committed to improving paediatric health care in Australia, and provide education, support, and training for GPs and allied health professionals. 


Learning objectives

  • Challenges of paediatric and adolescent pain.
  • Principles of management of paediatric and adolescent pain from a medical perspective.
  • Principles of self-management from a multidisciplinary teamwork perspective with the young person/family at front and centre of care. 
  • Case study. 
  • Q&A.


Speakers

  • Dr Kathleen Cooke MBBS FANZCA FFPMANZCA - Co-Founder and Medical Lead @Support Kids in Pain.
  • Huong Nguyen - Clinical Coordinator @Support Kids in Pain.
  • Dr Jacqueline Evans MBBS (Hons) FANZCA FFPMANZCA - Pain Specialist @Support Kids in Pain.

Last updated: Friday 16 July 2021