A SERIOUS GAME AS ADJUNCT THERAPY TO PHARMACOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS, FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF PERI-OPERATIVE PAIN IN CHILDREN.
Supporting Medical Staff
Pain management is notoriously difficult in children: pyschological factors impact the perception of pain and kids often lack the skills to communicate clearly about any pain they experience. Medical staff often find it difficult to evaluate how much pain a child has, and to determine the right level of treatment. CliniPup® was developed with hospital staff and pediatric experts to address this issue.
CliniPup® is an interactive game for children aged 6-10 that are about to undergo surgery in an outpatient setting. The game is currently being evaluated in clinical trials for use as an adjunct therapy to pharmaceutical interventions for pediatric peri-operative pain management. We have also developed an accompanying interactive e-learning module for parents.
CliniPup® is a loveable character that kids can relate AND look up to. He guides us through a typical day of surgery, so we can anticipate what will happen, alleviating some of our fears & anxiety. He also teaches us how to communicate with those around us & allows us to practice some key coping skills for the time before, during and after surgery.