Alberta Pain Strategy
The Pain Society of Alberta (PSA) developed its Alberta Pain Strategy through a Pain Summit in March 2015 and was subsequently approved by the PSA membership at its annual general meeting in October. PSA’s aim is to engage all stakeholders in moving the Alberta Pain Strategy forward. The PSA welcomes your feedback on this document. Contact Glyn.
Chronic Pain Assessment Toolbox for Children with Disabilities
- Chronic pain in children with cerebral palsy and the development of the Toolbox;
- The sections of the Toolbox and how to start with based on your needs; and
- A case study of a complex patient from one of our nurse practitioners, and how a chronic pain assessment tool supported her clinical examination.
Check them out HERE:
Arthritis Alliance of Canada and College of Family Physicians of Canada Launch Osteoarthritis Tool to Improve Care for 4.4 Million Canadians Living with Osteoarthritis
- identify, assess, and monitor OA;
- equip patients for high quality self-management; and
- recommend specific non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies.
For more information, click HERE.
Mental Health Resources
Addiction and Mental Health Video Presentations by Dr. Joel Paris and Dr. Richard Hibbard
Youth Addiction and Mental Health - Help4Me
Mental health issues and substance use problems often begin in the teen and early adult years. Addressing the issue early can help to reduce the supports needed and increases the chance for a better long-term outcome and improved mental wellness.
The Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Centre for Child, Family & Community Research, and the Canadian Mental Health Association of Edmonton have developed a website, Help4Me, to help young people recognize and understand early signs and symptoms of addiction and mental health problems that they, or someone they know, may be facing.
New Mental Health Resource for Health Care Providers and Caregivers Developed by SickKids Experts Over the next few months, CAPHC Conversations will be featuring articles and resources from the AboutKidsHealth website. Contact Sean Schurr for more information.
Pediatric Sleep Council
The Pediatric Sleep Council was created to provide accurate and up-to-date information on sleep in young children for parents. The goal is to provide comprehensive and expert-based information on baby and toddler sleep that is freely available to the public. The Pediatric Sleep Council is an international team of people with expertise in all aspects of sleep and development in young children. We represent pediatric sleep experts, including physicians, psychologists, and researchers. Click HERE.