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Comfort Holds in Paediatrics - An alternative to restraint
Presenter Brooke Batchelor, Director
- The Paediatric Nurse
Brooke Batchelor has an extensive paediatric nursing background spanning 13 years and has worked all over Australia and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
In 2015, Brooke began blogging about her concerns with the restraint of children during painful procedures. Her blog garnered a lot of attention, and since then, she has developed an online learning platform specifically for paediatric nurses.
Her passion lies with giving children and their families a voice in healthcare. She hopes to one day use her influence to set up purpose programs that empower children & their families and to provide scholarships to nurses seeking post-graduate qualifications in play therapy.
Brooke enjoys spending time with her family at the local beach or fishing the local waterways.
In this webinar, you will learn why it is important to ensure that paediatric patients are not restrained and what to do instead.
In this session you will:
- Gain an understanding of the differences between restraint and comfort holding
- Acquire knowledge regarding the long-term effects that restraint during medical procedures can have on a child
- Receive information regarding how to include the caregivers in the preparation for a comfort hold
- Gain an awareness of what constitutes a comfort hold