COLLOQUIUM: Innovative Knowledge Translation Strategies to Narrow the Research to Practice Gap in Infant Pain

Jointly sponsored by the BC Pain Research Network and the UBC School of Nursing

Date: 04 Jun 2018

Presented by:  Prof. Bonnie Stevens, Director, Centre for the Study of Pain, University of Toronto

Room: Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health Rudy North Lecture Theatre (Lower Level 101) 2215 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC (Adjacent to UBC Hospital)

Time: 12:30-1:45pm

The Colloquium will be followed by a RECEPTION for members, trainees of the BC Pain Research Network, UBC School of Nursing, and guests. The reception will be held from 2:30 – 4:30 pm in the VIP Room at the University Centre, 6331 Crescent Road, Vancouver, B.C. MAP

Hospitalized infants continue to undergo up to a dozen painful procedures daily for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Despite incredible growth in research aimed at reducing procedural pain, evidence-based pain prevention strategies are frequently not implemented in practice. To address this problem, we have developed the Implementation of Infant Pain Practice Change (ImPaC) Resource, an evidence-based, online and interactive tool, designed to guide teams of health professionals through a practice change process to improve infant pain assessment and management practice to decrease pain and its immediate and long-term consequences in infants. The development, usability testing and launch of the ImPaC Resource implementation strategy using a hybrid mixed methods design and cluster randomized clinical trial will be discussed.

BIO: Bonnie Stevens is a Professor in the Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Toronto. She is also the Associate Chief of Nursing and a Senior Scientist in the Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children. She is the Director of the University of Toronto Centre for the Study of Pain and Co-Director of the Hospital for Sick Children Pain Centre. She has a substantial history of funded research and publications focusing on pain assessment and treatment of procedural pain in infants. Her most recent work centres on implementation science and novel solutions to the problem of implementing and disseminating research evidence to practice.