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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Karen Padavattan, RN, BScN

The Hospital for Sick Children
Acting Clinical Nurse Educator, Paediatric Medicine
Advanced Practice Nurses

Phone: 416-813-7654 ex.1445
Fax: 416-813-8082
Email: karen.padavattan@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Karen was a staff RN and Clincal Support Nurse in the Paediatric Medicine, Respiratory Medicine & Infectious Diseases cluster for several years. She was also the Acting Clinical Leader for 7D for a year, prior to transitioning to the role of Acting Clincal Nurse Educator for the cluster. She has recently participated in a Multidisciplinary study looking at the association between Intravenous Morphine and Acute Chest Syndrome in Sickle Cell patients admitted for painful crisis.

Clinical Care Activities

Karen is currently responsible for the Orientation of new nursing staff to the cluster. She also works with another staff educator, Karen Breen-Reid, to meeting the on-going educational needs of our current staff nurses.

Research Interests

Reading & Travelling


  1. Published abstract: Birken CS, Khambalia A, Pastor A, Lee M, Padavattan, K, Dekker A, Parkin PC. Is intravenous morphone associated with acute chest syndrome in children with sickle cell disease hospitalized with a painful crisis? Paediatr Child Health. 2006;11:46B