The Implementation Pain Practice Change (ImPaC) Resource is evidence-based, online and interactive, designed to guide health care teams through a practice change process to improve infant pain assessment and management. The ImPaC Resource is produced by the Hospital for Sick Children and is supported by funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

We are currently conducting a randomized controlled trial to determine the effectiveness and implementation of the Resource. Email ImPaC.Resource@sickkids.ca for more information, and stay tuned to this page for developments.

Background

Learn about the importance of improving pain assessment and management practices by watching the ImPaC Resource Awareness Video.

The ImPaC Resource builds on a multifaceted knowledge translation strategy, the Evidence-based Practice for Improving Quality (EPIQ), shown to be effective in improving paediatric pain management and reducing pain intensity (Stevens, et al., 2014a,b). In this Resource we have transformed EPIQ into an interactive, user-friendly process for healthcare professionals to improve paediatric pain outcomes in a broad scope of tertiary and community hospitals. Employing cutting-edge Internet technologies and educational research, the Resource provides a step by step approach to guide users through pain practice change with tools to support the process. Local, national and international knowledge users, researchers, content experts and policy makers have been a part of the iterative design of the Resource. Further development of the Resource is in progress for both national and international audiences.