Distraction play therapy in paediatric painful procedures

Distraction play therapy in paediatric painful procedures
This workshop aims to equip nurses with skills, knowledge and confidence to enable them to therapeutically distract children and young people who have to experience potentially painful or unpleasant procedures.

Entry and Admissions

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Half day

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Start Date:

Thursday 22nd March 2018, 10:00-13:00

Entry Requirements:


Course Content

Course Outline:
Who should attend?

Practice, community and school nurses working with children and young people. For example, those involved with vaccination clinics or the delivery of potentially painful or distressing treatments.

Max number of participants


Learning Environment & Assessment:

By the end of the workshops participants will:
  • Have an increased knowledge of the role of distraction play therapy in paediatric painful procedures.
  • Be more confident in the application of age appropriate distraction therapy to support a positive patient experience.

Academic Expertise

Facilitator - Valerie Denieul

Valerie is a Lecturer in Children’s Nursing at UCLan. She has a wide experience of nursing children, including in acute and high dependency settings and in children’s clinical research.


Learning outcome & aims

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

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Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Email: SFFTeam@uclan.ac.uk
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE


For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Please book online at www.uclan.ac.uk/healthcpdworkshops. If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us: email healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk or call 01772 893808

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