The Saskatchewan Bleeding Disorders Program (SBDP) developed an interactive board game to help the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s LiveWell program. While the game board itself is generic so it can be used in other areas, the play cards are specific to young patients, aged six to 12, with hemophilia, von Willebrand and platelet function disorders. It was designed to connect with pediatric patients and families for the annual kid’s day in partnership with Hemophilia Saskatchewan (HSK).
The game requires movement and interaction by having each family go and discuss different issues with each member of the comprehensive care team (hematologist, nurse, physiotherapist and social worker). While it seemed to be a bit chaotic from the outside looking in, there were opportunities for our clinic to connect and have discussion around chronic disease management with our patients.
We thank Nancy Carlson, Desktop Publisher, LiveWell Chronic Disease Management and Primary Health for her help with design and printing and Bayer for funding support.
Young patient and staff test out the educational bleeding disorders board game.