A draft Pediatric Pain Management Standard has been developed by the Health Standards Organization (HSO) and Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP) in consultation with: patients and family members, clinicians and health service administrators, government and health services stakeholders, and researchers.
Once approved, the Standard will apply across the continuum of care to all Canadian health and social services organizations who provide pain management to pediatric populations (birth to 19 years). HSO standards are the foundation on which accreditation programs and public policy are built, so this accreditation standard can be a game changer for pain management for children in Canada.
We welcome international feedback.
The standard is currently open for public review until February 4, 2022 (closes @ 11:59pm EST). We would value greatly the input of leaders in pediatric pain, as well as health care organizations across Canada and around the world.
I understand bandwidth is extremely limited at this time. Participation is of course voluntary, but would be much appreciated.
- English: https://healthstandards.org/public-reviews/pediatric-pain-management/
- French: https://healthstandards.org/fr/examens-publics/prise-en-charge-de-la-douleur-chez-les-enfants/
- You may choose to submit feedback via the linked surveys or email to: [email protected]
- All feedback is due February 4, 2022
While the health standard is set to ensure a national standard of care for pediatric pain management in Canada, we have international membership on our working group and hope it will pave the way for improvements in implementation of evidence-based solutions for children’s pain management around the world working synergistically alongside ChildKind International certification.
Please forward on to anyone you think may be interested and/or willing to provide feedback!
Katie Birnie, PhD RPsych (she/her)
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, and Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary
Associate Scientific Director, Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP)