Acute Pain Management Service
"The pediatric population is at risk of inadequate pain management, with age-related factors affecting pain management in children. American Medical Association, (June 2013). Module 6 Pediatric Pain Management." (AMA)
Here at Children’s, we recognize and honor the unique pain experience that each child faces. We treat each child and condition individually and include the patient’s family in our approach to managing pain. We cover all ages of children using a variety of methods to pain management.
Side effects of pain medications can include: nausea, itching, constipation, sedation, and respiratory issues.
These are also addressed on an ongoing basis to help make the patient as comfortable as possible.
We believe it is important to anticipate pain and formulate a plan to alleviate it. Uncontrolled pain can slow post-operative healing and lead to helplessness which diminishes the child’s ability to participate in everyday normal activities.
Additionally, under-treated acute pain can progress to chronic, ongoing pain.
Our mission is the successful management of acute pain and pain medication side effects in postoperative children.