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?
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.
In this video learning activity, you will explore the different approaches to administering medications in paediatrics that lead to a greater change of compliance.
In this video learning activity, 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
This learning activity is one hour in duration. 1 hour of active learning = 1 CPD hour
You will receive a certificate after completing a short quiz to use in your professional development portfolio.