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15 February 2024
12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST

15 February 2024
 – 15 February 2024

Zoom Meeting

Event Icon

15 Feb 2024
12:30pm - 1:30pm

15 February 2024
 – 15 February 2024

Presenters:

Bethany Kloeden
Paediatric Emergency Physician

Bethany is a paediatric emergency physician at PCH. Originally from South Australia, she traversed the country for training, working in Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin and Sydney before relocating to Perth. This diversity in location has resulted in the opportunity to learn a variety of approaches and practices, as well as getting to explore many areas of our wonderful country. She is also the medical lead for the Neurodiversity Care Program and for Comfort Measures & Distress Minimisation in PCH ED. Distress minimisation focuses on reducing the distress and pain experienced by children in the ED, particularly for procedures.




Event Dates

Date: 15 February 2024
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm AEST

Date: 15 February 2024 – 15 February 2024

Location

Zoom Meeting

Web Conference,

, Australia

Building Inclusivity – The Perth Childrens Hospital Emergency Department - Neurodiversity Care Program

Vulnerable Children Series

Zoom Meeting

Web Conference,

, Australia



About

Neurodiverse children are frequent attendees to ED and they are at high risk of dysregulation due to being outside of their usual environment, with lots of noise and light, strange smells and close proximity to new people. This is a space where we can make some small changes that can provide a large positive impact. "Neurodiverse children are particularly at risk of distress and dysregulation in the ED, thus the Neurodiversity Care Program was created to help these children and families have a more positive experience.”

Key Takeaways

Overview of neurodiversity and distress in the ED

Review of the “comfort bundle” for all children having procedures

Elements of the neurodiversity care program: neurodiversity care plan, social stories, sensory tools

Approach to instigating change in a department

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