Paediatrics

Phillipa Cordner1, Jacqui Willcox1, Rachael Fairhurst1, Cari Traicos1 1Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, Australia Background: Long term tube dependency in paediatric patients has a significant physical, social and psychological impact on children and their families/ carers. There is also...
  • April 4, 2019
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Amanda Simon1, Nadishani (Nadi) Fernando1, Diana Barnett1, Ronalda Hoffman1, Tiffany Allen1 1Children’s Hospital At Westmead, WESTMEAD, AUSTRALIA Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) occurs in all parts of Australian society and is a permanent acquired brain injury caused by alcohol consumption...
  • April 4, 2019
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Mrs Phillipa Cordner1,2,3,4, Mrs Mary Scannell1,2,3,4 1Gold Coast Hospital And Health Service, Gold Coast, Australia, 2Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, 3Children’s Hospital Foundation,  4Greater Charitable Foundation, Background: Ben* was booked for a dental procedure under general anaesthetic due to sensory preferences...
  • April 3, 2019
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Mrs Kamila Davidson1, Dr Helen  Vidgen1, Professor  Elizabeth Denney-Wilson2 1Queensland University Of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 2The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Background: Routine assessment of children’s weight status is the first step in identification of overweight and obesity yet currently...
  • April 3, 2019
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Kathryn  Rodda1 1The Canberra Hospital , Chifley, Australia AIMS: Tube dependence can be an expensive and detrimental side effect of managing medically complex children.  Evidence from international sites shows that hunger provocation tube weaning is effective at increasing successful return...
  • April 3, 2019
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Marina Keating1, Olivia Naylor1, Linda Correia1 1Perth Children’s Hospital, Nedlands, Australia Feeding a baby or child is a major aspect of parenting. For parents of children with feeding difficulties who require tube feeding, feeding their child is anything but ‘natural’...
  • April 3, 2019
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Mrs Tegan Pinese1, Dr Merrill Turpin Merrill Turpin2, Dr Jodie Copley Jodie Copley2 1 School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Graduate School, University Of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland,...
  • April 2, 2019
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Ms Nicole Saxby1,2, Dr Karen Ford1, A/Prof Sean Beggs1, Prof Malcolm Battersby2, Prof Sharon Lawn2 1Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Australia, 2Flinders University Human Behaviour and Health Research Unit, Adelaide, Australia Objectives: To define ‘supported self-management’ for children and young people...
  • April 2, 2019
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Ms Jaime Odonovan1 1Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, South Brisbane, Australia Background: High intensity users impact waiting times and the efficacy of Emergency Departments (ED) and have a flow on effect on the functioning and resource use of the entire hospital....
  • April 2, 2019
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Mrs Stephanie Brown1, Professor Andrew  Day2, Professor Richard Gearry2, Professor Kevin Whelan3 1University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand, 3King’s College, Nutritioal sciences division, London, United Kingdom Background: Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID) such as Irritable...
  • April 2, 2019
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