At BC Children's Hospital, we make comfort a priority. We call our approach to supporting infants, children, youth and families during procedures our Comfort PACT (Pain addressed, comfort tended) protocol.
This protocol consists of five strategies to promote comfort and reduce pain whenever possible.
Learn how we will promote your child's comfort at every clinical encounter with our Comfort PACT protocol.
Our protocol has five key approaches:
Or, view our one-page summary of how and why we promote comfort.
You can help your child by using the Comfort Protocol too.
Learn how you can partner with your healthcare team, and apply the Comfort Protocol, with this guide from our ChildKind Patient Advisory Group.
If your baby is coming in for a minor procedure, you can use this tool to choose the best comfort measures for your baby.
Our Child Life Specialists can also help with your child's comfort.
BC Children’s Hospital promotes a balanced, collaborative partnership between:
We are committed to improving health outcomes and services. Learn about our approach in Mind-body techniques: Helping children to cope with painful procedures.
For more information about supporting your child’s pain and services available at BC Children’s go to our Pain management and comfort webpage.