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Talk Tuesday: Perioperative Anxiety Reduction in School-Aged Children

Join ARNM for our next Talk Tuesday session, "Perioperative Anxiety Reduction in School-Aged Children."

This session will provide valuable insight into pediatric patients and how to alleviate anxiety.

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Tuesday, September 12th

This presentation highlights the importance of pre-operative anxiety reduction for school-aged children. Providing care to pediatric surgical patients requires additional care, an understanding of child development, and an appreciation of the specific needs of this age group. 

Piaget's Cognitive Developmental Theory provided a foundational framework for understanding the developmental needs for school-aged children, and three primary methods of anxiety reduction will be discussed. Application of these methods can be applied to pediatric clinical settings to reduce anxiety for school-aged children and improve the overall perioperative experience.


Elyse Griffith B.A., RN, BN, MN, clinical nursing experience focused on pediatric perioperative nursing. Elyse has recently started a position as an instructor at the University of Manitoba. Elyse's enduring enthusiasm for nursing education is matched by a resolute dedication to promoting principles of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusiveness in teaching and learning.

Elyse completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2016 at the University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Nursing in 2019 at Red River College, and Master of Nursing specializing in teaching at Athabasca University in 2022.