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CARD SystemEnglishPain/AnaesthesiaPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANon-drug treatmentAdult (19+) Caregivers Community healthcare providers Hospital healthcare providersNA2021-05-27T04:00:00ZLanding Page (Overview)Learning Hub<p>The CARD system provides strategies that can be used to help cope before and during vaccination and needle procedures. The system consists of resources such as videos and handouts that will help to prepare you and your child for vaccination and needle procedures.</p><a href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_General_What_is_CARD.pdf"><figure class="asset-small"><img alt="Download CARD handout PDF" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_General_What_is_CARD_Thumbnail.jpg" /></figure></a> <p>The CARD system provides strategies that can be used to help cope before and during vaccination and needle procedures. The system consists of resources such as videos, handouts and activities that will help to prepare you and your child for vaccinations. Download the handout to learn more about strategies you can use.<br></p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD-Hub.png<div class="collection-nav-item"> <a href="/card">Home</a> </div><div class="collection-nav-item"> <a href="/card?topic=cardfamilies">Community vaccination for families</a> </div><div class="collection-nav-item"> <a href="/card?topic=cardcommvac">Community vaccination for health-care providers</a> </div><div class="collection-nav-item"> <a href="/card?topic=cardhospfamilies">Hospital needle procedures for families</a> </div><div class="collection-nav-item"> <a href="/card?topic=cardhospneedproc">Hospital needle procedures for health-care providers</a> </div><div class="collection-nav-item"> <a href="/card?topic=cardschool">Information for educators</a> </div><div class="collection-nav-item"> <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/fr/card">Français</a></div>

 

 

CARD for community vaccination for health-care providersCARD for community vaccination for health-care providersCARD for community vaccination for health-care providersCEnglishPain/AnaesthesiaChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Adult (19+) Caregivers Community healthcare providers Hospital healthcare providersLanding PageCollection Hub<p>The CARD system provides strategies that can be used to help cope before and during vaccination. The system consists of resources that will help to provide a better vaccination experience.</p><p>The CARD system provides strategies that can be used to help cope before and during vaccination. The system consists of resources that will help to provide a better vaccination experience. Watch the video below to learn about how you can make vaccinations a more positive experience for everyone.</p> <div class="asset-video"> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UOqczR9qxY8?si=NkAX6PjcDXV_G1aS"></iframe>  </div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Information for health-care providers</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find resources for health-care providers to support an improved vaccination experience.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Education</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_HCP_What_is_CARD.pdf"><strong>What is CARD for health-care providers</strong><br>Read this to learn what CARD is</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://youtu.be/UOqczR9qxY8?si=2bbgTfOwQ5tyHIEo">Using CARD in your vaccination program (video)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_4E_Model_Vaccination.pdf">CARD 4E model</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://canvax.ca/needle-fear-pain-and-vaccines-introduction-card-system-framework-vaccination-delivery">Introduction to the CARD system as a framework for vaccination delivery (webcast)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/immunization-vaccines/vaccination-webinars-webcasts-health-professionals/implementing-card-system-vaccination-practice.html">Implementing the CARD (comfort- ask-relax-distract) system to support vaccination in practice (experiences from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) (webcast)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://canvax.ca/implementing-card-system-support-vaccination-community-pharmacies">Implementing the CARD system to support vaccination in community pharmacies (webcast)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://learning.cpha.ca/">CARD e-module</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Algorithm.pdf">Evidence algorithm</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Logic_Model.pdf">Logic model</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Implementation</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_IntegrationGuideTipSheet.pdf"><strong>Integration guide tip sheet</strong><br>Overview of how to integrate CARD into your vaccination program</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Integration_Guide.pdf">CARD integration guide</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_HCP_PlanningChecklist.pdf">Vaccination planning checklist</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Implementation - Additional guides</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Customizing_CARD.pdf">Customizing CARD</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Before_and_After_Images.pdf">Images of practice settings before and after CARD</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Scheduling and check in</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_HCP_VaccinationDayChecklist.pdf">Vaccination day checklist</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Checklist_Vaccination.pdf">CARD client coping checklist</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Checklist_Vaccination_Children_up_to_3yrs.pdf">CARD client coping checklist for children up to 3 years of age </a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Scheduling and check in - Additional guides</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Introducing_CARD_to_Vaccine_Clients.docx">Introducing CARD to vaccine clients</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_HCP_WhatYouCanSay.pdf">What health-care providers can say</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_General_What_is_CARD.pdf">Learn how to play your CARDs</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://immunize.ca/card-game/">Web game for children</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjJtOP3StIuXgKY4sTdiCXtyytn6W-l0H">The CARD system video playlist</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Numbing_Cream.pdf">Using topical anesthetic to reduce pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Numbing_Cream_Babies.pdf">Using topical anesthetic to reduce pain in babies</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Parent_What_is_CARD.pdf">What is CARD for parents and caregivers</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Parents_HowYouCanAct.pdf">How parents and caregivers can act</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Parents_WhatYouCanSay.pdf">What parents and caregivers can say</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Parents_WhatYouCanDo.pdf">What parents and caregivers can do</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Waiting area/Injection area - Posters<br><span style="font-weight:normal;">Put posters up in both the waiting area and the vaccination area</span></h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Vaccination_Poster.pdf">CARD system poster</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Vaccination_Poster_for_Kids.pdf">Vaccination poster for children</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_SearchAndFind_Poster.pdf">Search and find poster</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_No_Swabs.pdf">We don't use alcohol swabs poster</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Signage.pdf">Wayfinding signs</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Signage_editable.pptx">Wayfinding signs (editable PowerPoint)</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Waiting area/Injection area - Game/Activity sheets for children<br><span style="font-weight:normal;">Have distraction activities available in both the waiting area and the vaccination area</span></h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://immunize.ca/card-game/">Web game for children</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_SearchAndFind_Poster.pdf">Search and find poster</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Coco_Distraction_Poster.pdf">Find Coco the cat distraction poster</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Atom_Distraction_Poster.pdf">Find Atom the android distraction poster</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Rex_Distraction_Poster.pdf">Find Rex the T-rex distraction poster</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Doodle_Distraction_Poster.pdf">Find Doodle the dog distraction poster</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Colouring_Pages.pdf">Colouring pages</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Connect_Dots.pdf">Connect the dots</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Mazes.pdf">Mazes</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Character_Cards.pdf">Character cards</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Waiting area/Injection area - Coping strategy guides</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_WhatYouCanSay_Guide.pdf">What you can say guide</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Comfort_Positions.pdf">Comfort positions</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Muscle_Tension.pdf">Muscle tension to prevent needle related fainting</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Aftercare area</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Client_Surveys.docx">Various client surveys are available</a></li></ol></li><li><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h3>Evaluation and refinement</h3></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Staff_Surveys.docx">Various staff surveys are available</a></li></ol></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Coping strategy guides<br></h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find coping strategies they can be used to support an improved vaccination experience.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_WhatYouCanSay_Guide.pdf">What you can say guide</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Numbing_Cream.pdf">Using numbing cream to reduce pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Numbing_Cream_Babies.pdf">Using numbing cream to reduce pain in infants</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Comfort_Positions.pdf">Comfort positions</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Muscle_Tension.pdf">Muscle tension to prevent needle related fainting</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Activities that support CARD</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find different activities to support an improved vaccination experience.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=4022&language=English">Activities that support CARD: An overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://immunize.ca/card-game">CARD game for kids (Immunize Canada)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_SearchAndFind_Poster.pdf">CARD search and find poster</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Colouring_Pages.pdf">CARD colouring pages</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Connect_Dots.pdf">CARD connect the dots </a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Mazes.pdf">CARD mazes</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Character_Cards.pdf">CARD character cards</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Posters that support CARD</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Find resources for health-care providers to support an improved vaccination experience.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Vaccination_Poster.pdf">CARD system poster</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Vaccination_Poster_for_Kids.pdf">Vaccination poster for children</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Student_Poster.pdf">CARD system student poster</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_SearchAndFind_Poster.pdf">Search and find poster</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Coco_Distraction_Poster.pdf">Find Coco the cat distraction poster</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Atom_Distraction_Poster.pdf">Find Atom the android distraction poster</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Rex_Distraction_Poster.pdf">Find Rex the T-rex distraction poster</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_Doodle_Distraction_Poster.pdf">Find Doodle the dog distraction poster</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD_No_Swabs.pdf">We don't use alcohol swabs poster</a></li></ol></div> <br>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/CARD-Hub.pngcardcommvac

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