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Paediatric Medications: Increasing Compliance

We’ve all had trouble getting our paediatric patients to take their medicine from time to time but did you know that there are a few ways that you can encourage the child’s compliance even if they don’t like the taste?

Course Overview

When we understand how to communicate with children in ways that they understand and build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, children are more likely to push through their discomfort and take their medication. Medication administration is a common task for both paediatric nurses and parents. However, it may cause distress both to the child and to those giving the medications. This distress can lead to barriers in the development of the therapeutic relationship, and mistrust between patient and healthcare staff.

Unfinished medication courses can also have undue consequences for the healthcare system, including increased presentations to medical services and the development of antibiotic resistance.

In this video learning activity, you will explore the different approaches to administering medications in paediatrics that lead to a greater change of compliance.

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of how communication with children is different and why
  • Acquire knowledge regarding the UN Convention on the Right’s of the Child
  • Receive information regarding how to gently tell the truth and listen to the child’s thoughts and feelings in a way that promotes the therapeutic relationship
  • Gain an awareness of how effective listening can assist the child in reaching a state where they can cooperate

Course Content



First Published




1 hour

Oct 2018

Oct 2018

Dec 2020

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Professional Development Leave Documents
Brooke Batchelor Founder and Co Director The Paediatric Nurse

Brooke Batchelor

Paediatric Registered Nurse & Nurse Educator


Brooke is the Founding Director The Paediatric Nurse in addition to being a Registered Nurse, qualified Primary Teacher, children’s advocate and author. Brooke founded ‘The Paediatric Nurse’ website in 2015 before developing it into an online continuing professional development website for Paediatric Nurses in August 2018.

She is passionate about giving children a voice in healthcare and works tirelessly towards encouraging others to further develop their child and family-centred care approaches.

Brooke joined the Advisory Board for the Standish Foundation in 2018 – a charitable organisation that promotes child & family centred care and empowers healthcare professionals through the provision of funding & resources- and has had the pleasure of joining them on a medical mission to Cambodia.

Previously, Brooke also sat on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Well-being of Children in Healthcare, Australia and held the Vice President position in 2017.

Brooke is eager to transform the paediatric healthcare experience through improving access to quality CPD for paediatric nurses and by empowering parents accessing paediatric healthcare for their children. While continuing with The Paediatric Nurse, she will continue with her Masters degree in 2020.