LPN News

April 2, 2024 | Regulated Members, Research

Research Opportunities for LPNs

Infant and Early Mental Health Promotion at The Hospital for Sick Children

If you are an LPN who sees families with children less than three years old in your practice, please consider participating in a five-minute, anonymous, bilingual survey:

Access Survey

This survey was developed by the Infant and Early Mental Health Promotion at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). The main objective of this survey is to inform the development of resources for you and your colleagues which may:

  • Better support infant and early mental health in their practice, thus increasing children’s chances of lifelong optimal outcomes.
  • Recognize when a young child may be at risk for less-than-optimal early mental health outcomes.

If you have any concerns or questions about this survey, please contact the study coordinator at magali.bouhours@sickkids.ca.

Pediatric Project ECHO at the Alberta Children’s Hospital

The Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) model utilizes video conferencing technology to connect community providers (“spokes”) with an interdisciplinary panel of experts (“hub”). ECHO clinics serve as virtual learning sessions focused on case-based learning and the dissemination of evidence-based practices.

In a bid to improve access to care for children with medical complexities, including children with global neurodevelopmental disorders, the Alberta Children’s Hospital is initiating a Pediatric Project ECHO.

This project aims to empower community healthcare providers to address disparities in care by offering consistent, timely, accessible, and culturally responsive services to children and families within their communities. To enhance support provided by the hospital to community healthcare providers, it’s crucial to understand the perceived barriers and supports required in managing the care of children with medical complexities in Alberta.

Click here to access the 5-minute needs assessment


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