About us

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SPARADRAP, who are we?

SPARADRAP association works for guiding children through the medical world.

Over twenty years of experience

In 1986, two anesthetists of a hospital’s pediatric ENT department initiated several techniques for improving children’s care after tonsils and adenoids operations.
They enabled a wider use of anesthesia, explained to the families both anesthesia and operation, introduced actual pain management and a game-based approach to health care.

In 1993, SPARADRAP was formed by parents and healthcare professionals to develop and spread these techniques, thanks to the Fondation de France' support.

Three major objectives for improving the course of childcare

  • inform and better prepare children, teenagers and their parents for care,
    physical check up, physician consultation or hospitalization
  • avoid and minimize pain for children in any possible way
  • promote the role of relatives and close friends when children undergo healthcare

Concrete activities

  • practical illustrated documentation for families,
  • training programs, tools and actions for a greater awareness of professionals,
  • information and advice to children, parents and professionals through this website,
  • answers to families and professionals’ questions about their specific situations, projects…

A deeply involved team

  • our board composed of parents and healthcare professionals, chaired by Dr Catherine Devoldère, head of the pediatric hematology immunology oncology and rheumatology department of Amiens UHC
  • our team composed of six employees and about 300 volunteers
  • our patron: Dr Michel Cymes, ENT specialist in a Parisian hospital and health TV journalist

Our association collaborates with many institutions, learned societies and professional associations.