Well-child Visits

Social History Taking

This episode is Part 1 of a two part series on social history taking in the pediatric population. Objectives for this podcast are to recognize the importance of taking a detailed social history, to learn the ITHELLPS framework as a guide to social history taking and to identify strategies to intervene for families identified as having social challenges. This podcast was developed by Laura Kerr, a medical student at Dalhousie University, with the support of Dr. Sarah Gander, a General Pediatrician at the Saint John Regional Hospital.

Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour

This podcast discusses the importance of physical activity and limiting sedentary time in children. Listeners will learn about the benefits of physical activity, current Canadian guidelines for physical activity and sedentary behaviour, as well as tips for counseling children and parents on this topic. The podcast was written by Kim Connors in collaboration with Dr. Mel Lewis. Kim is a medical student at the University of Alberta and Dr. Lewis is a pediatrician at the Stollery Children's Hospital at the University of Alberta. 

International Adoption

This podcast presents an overview to the international adoption process. Particularly, we discuss some key points in the pre and post adoption consultation visit as well as some key issues to be aware of for long term follow-up. This podcast was written by Jenny Shi and Dr. Cecilia Baxter. Jenny is a medical student at the Univeristy of Alberta. Dr.Baxter is a pediatrician at the Edmonton Adoption Clinic at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. 

WHO Growth Charts

A link to the WHO Growth Charts for Canada and a summary of the Canadian Paediatric Society's recommendations for their use.

Rourke Baby Record (Age 0-5)

The Rourke Baby Record is an evidence-based health supervision guide for healthcare providers for childrens in the first five years of life.  It is endorsed by the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS), the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), and the Dietitians of Canada (DC).