Caring for Children with Autism in Healthcare Settings

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14
Sep

Children with Autism can, at times, have very specific needs and ways of coping when in a stressful environment. When faced with the loud and unfamiliar hospital environment, children with Autism can very quickly become overwhelmed.

In this webinar, Allison offers some practical tips on how to manage the stressors and still get your clinical tasks done.

You’ll come away from this webinar understanding:

  • the complexities of a ‘spectrum’ and how to shape your knowledge around this concept
  • sensory overload and how to ease the sensory burden on your patient
  • why your patient may experience selective mutism or be nonverbal in your care
  • executive dysfunction and emotional dis-regulation in your patient
  • how you can make your patient’s time with you as easy as possible for everyone

Course Content

Total learning: 1 lesson / 1 quiz Time: 1 hour

About The Paediatric Nurse

Our Story

The Paediatric Nurse was founded by Brooke Batchelor, a paediatric nurse and qualified teacher, after she experienced the frustration of finding affordable and accessible continuing professional development that was relevant to her paediatric nursing practice. Through this frustration, she decided to set up an online platform that assisted paediatric nurses in meeting their continuing professional development (CPD) annual registration standard requirement, with the Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia. In August 2018, The Paediatric Nurse CPD/CE platform was launched and began delivering live and recorded webinars featuring expert speakers from all over the world.

Our Vision

We believe that with access to relevant, affordable and evidence-based professional development, all members of the paediatric healthcare team can provide opportunities for children & their families to have a voice and receive care that is meets all of their needs. Our profit-for-purpose business model ensures a sustainable, long-term goal of improving paediatric healthcare experiences through programs that fund paediatric post-graduate training for nurses, funding hospital familiarisation programs and supporting play therapy programs to assist with aftercare or post-hospitalisation readjustment. We look forward to a future where children feel part of the decision making in their care and suffer no trauma related to their healthcare experience.

Our Mission

We exist so that you can receive evidence-based CPD/CE that is affordable, accessible and relevant to your practice by breaking down the barriers that prevent you from meeting with the experts. AND We exist to advocate for children in healthcare ensuring that they receive care that considers the whole child within the context of their family and the effects that the care they receive may have on their emotional wellbeing.

Our Values

• Empowerment – by providing engaging and relevant CPD/CE opportunities, we hope to influence the future directions of paediatric healthcare in Australia • Advocacy – we take child health and protection seriously and as registered nurses, we aim to advocate for Australian children to ensure their needs and rights are met • Access – the opportunity to speak directly to the experts and access the latest in evidenced-based care • Community – we encourage the essence of community and connection by making this space just as much yours as it is ours- your suggestions are always valued! • Passionate – our love for paediatric nursing is infectious • Selfcare – when nurses look after their own health & wellbeing, their practice can soar to new heights

Our Role

• Is an international online membership community that champions the success of paediatric nurses the world over • We provide continuing professional development (CPD) education/CE, training, resources and support for nurses via our online membership and social media channels • Helping paediatric nurses learn from world-wide experts • Inspires paediatric nurses to be leaders in their field • Provides content and resources to educate and inform paediatric nurses • Is an opinion leader and advocate on issues of importance to paediatric nurses across all communities

Instructor

“I’ve been a registered music therapist since 2005 and have run a private music practice in Tasmania since 2007. In 2016 I trained with the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy and developed my workshop Brains = Behaviours as a way of teaching parent, carers and teachers that their child’s behaviours are entirely dependent on how their brain is coping. I received an AMP tomorrow Maker’s award which toured this workshop around regional Aus for 12 months, and now it has become a 10-week eCourse. As a music therapist, I know that music is one of the ‘Mother tongues’ of the brain and that it has the potential to be used in such a way that general brain functioning can be improved. And over time I became less passionate about the 1:1 therapy model and more and more passionate about educating the caregivers about how they could implement so many of the strategies I was doing in sessions. I had a request from someone who followed me on social media asking “what do we have to do to get you up to QLD and run a workshop for us”, and at that moment I realised that was exactly what I needed to do! One of the reasons I’m so passionate about my work is that I’m autistic and live with Sensory Processing Disorder. I experience meltdowns, sensory overload, emotional dis-regulation, hyperactivity etc. myself – so I really have the motivation to give clarity around what it feels like when the brain requires as much support as it can get! I’ve learnt that many caregivers are so desperately seeking this insight and are finding they can relate to their child and further understand their needs when I intermingle my own stories and life experience into my teachings. Since developing the Brains = Behaviours workshop and eCourse, I’ve mostly put working as a therapist aside. I aim to start a movement, whereby we take the focus off behaviour management and replace it with brain care – supporting our children’s brains to function at their best so that detrimental behaviours disappear of their own accord.”

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You’ll come away from this webinar understanding:

  • the complexities of a ‘spectrum’ and how to shape your knowledge around this concept
  • sensory overload and how to ease the sensory burden on your patient
  • why your patient may experience selective mutism or be nonverbal in your care
  • executive dysfunction and emotional dis-regulation in your patient
  • how you can make your patient’s time with you as easy as possible for everyone

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