Other - Specific Pain Conditions/Pain in Specific Populations

Making A Difference: Mobilizing Knowledge to Drive High Value Pain Care across the Lifespan: ‘What’ and ‘How’

This workshop will focus on a systems-wide approach to driving pain care reform for children and young people. We will discuss why driving reform is critical to supporting better access to, and delivery of, ‘right’ pain care for children and young people. ‘Right’ care weighs up benefits and harms, is patient-centred and informed, and is evidence-based. Put simply, encouraging clinical care that reduces the use of things we shouldn’t do that we currently do (low value care), and increases the use of things we should be doing (high value care). Using real world case studies, we will share not just the ‘what’ (knowing) of right care, but critically the knowledge translation aspects of ‘how to’ (doing) implement reform initiatives that enable transformation of pain care for children and young people.

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Leveraging eHealth to support System-wide Reform in the Care of Young People with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: ‘What’ and ‘How’

Musculoskeletal care in young people is mainly oriented towards ‘what’ to do (efficacy and effectiveness outcomes), and less on ‘how’ to improve musculoskeletal health outcomes across a health system. Examples of how Models of Care (MoCs) can be used as a policy vehicle to orient towards high value care for young people with musculoskeletal pain are shared, showing ‘how to’ translate evidence for ‘what works’ in health care from a policy/systems level, across service delivery and downstream into clinical practice.

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Solutions for Kids in Pain: The Power of Partnerships to Mobilize Research Knowledge for Children’s Pain Management

This presentation will focus on an innovative knowledge mobilization network, ‘Solutions for Kids in Pain’ (SKIP), designed to support systems strengthening in ‘right’ pain care for Canadian children. This translational initiative connects knowledge producers (scientists), with users (e.g., health professionals, policy makers), with a critical focus on translating the ‘what’ into ‘how’ to support meaningful reform for multi-stakeholder knowledge end-users (e.g., patients, caregivers).

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Preventing and Treating Pain & Anxiety Caused by Needles: Implementing Lasting System-wide Change

This presentation will focus on systems strengthening at the service level, using the example of an implementation program developed to improve procedure pain management and adopted in five children’s hospitals. The impact of the “Children’s Comfort Promise” initiative on driving reform in ‘right’ procedure pain care through use of audits (e.g., wait times for services, patient satisfaction, pain, clinical outcomes) will be described.

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