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Table 1 The modules and their content for the Responsive CARE intervention

From: A web-based educational intervention to implement trauma-informed care in a paediatric healthcare setting: protocol for a feasibility study using pre-post mixed methods design

Module Description
1. Understanding paediatric medical traumatic stress This module explores what is traumatic about medical experiences and what influences an individual’s response to the same experience. It describes typical responses to PMTS and patterns of recovery, including when specialist help is indicated.
2. Introducing the CARE Framework All healthcare professionals can identify, prevent or minimise the impact of paediatric medical traumatic stress reactions on ill or injured children, their families and themselves. This can be achieved by integrating responsive trauma-informed care into their standard practice throughout all stages of medical care. This module explores how to use responsive trauma-informed care in practice using the evidence-based CARE framework.
3. General skills for applying CARE This module explores how health professionals can provide responsive trauma-informed CARE. Health professionals are informed about how CARE was designed including using flexible delivery methods and so as to not add additional work or responsibility to a health professional’s routine. Areas of discussion include the following: managing disclosure and transitions in a trauma-informed manner, the importance of reflective practice when considering scope of practice, and how health professionals can provide responsive trauma-informed care even when time is limited. Cultural considerations for responsive trauma-informed care, as well as considerations for children with special education needs are addressed.
4. Taking CARE of yourself This module explores the challenges that may arise for health professionals working with children and families who experience medical traumatic stress. Checklists to increase self-awareness of signs of stress in this setting, as well as evidence-based strategies to manage their own well-being are provided.