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162688 - Healthy Kids for Professionals

  • : Online

 

This workshop will focus on building the capacity and competency of health professionals in talking to families about growth and healthy behaviours in a non-stigmatizing way. The training briefly summarises significance of using BMI for age and sex chart in clinical practice, raising the issue with family, advising appropriate interventions for children who are above a healthy weight with families or carers; and utilising available resources and referral pathways for children who are above a healthy weight. The training has a focus on scenarios and uses the 4As framework.

Relevance to General Practice

GPs & PNs are well placed to monitor & discuss a child’s growth over time, discuss healthy behaviours & provide further support or referral if a child or family is above a healthy weight. Over time, routine growth has fallen out of routine clinical practice in both primary, secondary & tertiary contexts. The Healthy Kids for Professionals initiative (part of the NSW Premier's Priority to reduce childhood overweight & obesity) focuses on re-embedding paediatric growth assessments as part of routine clinical care & supporting clinicians to have discussions about growth & weight gain in children. The conversation is sensitive & it’s important that the clinician uses a non-stigmatising language & approach. The Ministry of Health has developed a face-to-face training to support this objective. This training has been developed with clinicians & has been reviewed by the Boden Institute Eating Disorders Clinic & the clinicians in the tertiary weight clinic at Westmead Childrens Hospital.

Learning outcomes
  • Use effectively the BMI (body-mass-index)-for-age and gender chart to identify children above healthy weights
  • Use effective communication when talking with children and their families or carers in a sensitive and non-stigmatising way
  • Discuss appropriate interventions for children who are above a healthy weight with families or carers and children, where appropriate.
  • Utilise available resources and referral pathways for children who are above a healthy weight, where appropriate.
  • Delivery
    Title
    162688 - Healthy Kids for Professionals
    Location
    Duration
    2 hours
    Start Date
    30-Jul-2019
    CPD Points
    2 hours
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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