June 13, 2020 10 a.m. – June 19, 2020 6 p.m., Minneapolis
Children’s partnered with parents and caregivers to implement the Comfort Promise, which means we will do everything possible to help prevent and treat pain. While we can’t completely remove the pain resulting from needles, we can make them a lot less scary!
Grand Rounds: Who you gonna call? Distinguishing between Social Work, Clinical Ethics, Palliative Care, and Risk
August 22, 2019, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis
Kris Catrine, MD
Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf, medical director of pain and palliative care, spoke with WebMD about the importance of minimizing needle pain for children.
October 5, 2019, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Minneapolis
The Professional Development Workshop (PDW) is a 1-day hands-on small-group workshop intended to familiarize participants with the theory & practice of adult learning and clinical practice improvement in teaching pediatric pain and palliative care. This is a required course for Trainers who wish to become a Master Facilitator and opens the possibility to join the EPEC-Pediatrics faculty upon completion. Individuals who want to further enhance their teaching and leadership skills are also welcome to attend. Attendees may register for this workshop without registering for the 2019 Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC) - Pediatrics conference.
October 2, 2019 7:15 a.m. – October 4, 2019 4:30 p.m., Minneapolis
The EPEC-Pediatrics curriculum features state-of-the-art knowledge in pain and symptom management, as well as training in the skills required to address key domains for pediatric palliative care. The curriculum is designed to give pediatric health care providers, and especially pediatric oncology specialists, the knowledge and skills needed to provide excellent palliative care to their patients and their families. Based on the well-established and proven training methods of EPEC, this curriculum features a high impact, widely disseminated approach that utilizes a train-the-trainer model. With knowledge gained through the EPEC-Pediatrics curriculum, physicians, APRNs, RNs, social workers, and psychologists will be equipped to become trainers who will educate local interdisciplinary teams that provide care to children with cancer and hematological conditions, thus optimizing pediatric palliative care outreach within the pediatric hematology/oncology context.
The pain & palliative care program is devoted to control acute, chronic/complex and procedural pain in all in- and outpatients in close collaboration with all pediatric sub-specialties at Children’s Minnesota. The team also provides holistic, interdisciplinary care for children and teens with life-limiting or terminal diseases and their families.
March 7, 2018, 8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Minneapolis
This one-day conference is designed for nurses and any other health professionals that care for high risk neonatal patients.
June 9, 2018 8 a.m. – June 15, 2018 5 p.m., Minneapolis
The Pediatric Pain Master Class offers state of the art education in pain management for the pediatric patient from a holistic and interdisciplinary perspective. The course features a faculty of internationally recognized experts who will cover pharmacological, medical, psychosocial and integrative therapies for the management of children’s acute, procedural and complex/chronic pain. Pain assessment and management of somatic, visceral, neuropathic, psychosocial and spiritual pain, as well as end-of-life management of pain and distressing symptoms, will be explored in depth using lectures, interactive presentations, experiential activities, and small-group learning.
January 11, 2018, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis
Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD, FAAP