Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP): Changing how we manage children’s pain

All children experience pain. Two-thirds of children in hospital experience procedures with no pain management, one in five children will develop chronic pain after...

Showing children smiling faces “Behind the Mask”

By Amanda Stancati The hospital can be a scary place for many of our young patients, especially when meeting strangers. But being able to see...

New technique developed to detect autism in children

Researchers have developed a new technique to help doctors more quickly and accurately detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children. In a study led by...

New IWK NICU combines high tech and parent’s touch

By Ben Maycock The IWK has completed the second and final stage of transforming its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) from open-bay care sites to...

Feeling stuck with a challenging mental health or substance use case? BC Children’s Hospital...

By Dr. Jennifer Russel and Jonah Starr In September 2018, the Child and Youth Mental Health Program at BC Children's Hospital launched COMPASS, a...

Increasing system capacity for autism diagnosis through ECHO Ontario Autism

By Salina Eldon Approximately one  in 66 Canadian children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The increase in prevalence of ASD has meant...

Smooth transition from hospital to home makes a difference for NICU families

By Marie Sanderson A new approach to caring for sick and premature babies is supporting families as they transition from the hospital to home. Building Opportunities...

Medical social workers play vital role in supporting families

By Jane Kitchen and Maia Leggott The Social Work program at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto offers support to families at their...

Working together to save kids’ lives

By Ellie Stutsman When three-year-old Lucas Waring woke up feeling sick earlier this year, his mom Nikki thought it was the flu. However, it quickly...

Making hospitals a pain-free zone

By Vanessa Gomez Hospitals can be a scary place for children. Fear of unknown spaces, unfamiliar faces and pain from needles or procedures are challenges...

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