Pain management in children

Title

Pain management in children

Creator

Goldman A; Lloyd-Thomas AR

Publisher

British Medical Bulletin

Date

1991

Subject

Child; Humans; infant; Pain; Preschool; infant; Newborn; Pain/drug therapy/etiology; Anti-Inflammatory Agents; Neoplasms/complications; Narcotics/therapeutic use; Pain Measurement/methods; Postoperative/drug therapy; Non-Steroidal/therapeutic use

Description

Interest in the management and study of pain in children has increased in recent years. A range of techniques appropriate to children with different developmental levels is now available for the assessment of various aspects of childhood pain. A management plan can be developed depending on the cause of pain and choosing from a range of therapeutic techniques. It should take into account both the physical and psychological aspects of pain. Drugs from the mainstay of treatment of pain with a clear physiological cause. Suitable drugs are now available but inexperience and myths may still result in reluctance to use appropriate strong analgesics in children. Postoperative pain control and the analgesic needs of neonates have been particularly neglected areas. Management can be dramatically improved by increasing staff sensitivity and the use of an integrated programme of drugs, physical techniques and psychological approaches.
1991

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

676-689

Issue

3

Volume

47

Citation

Goldman A; Lloyd-Thomas AR, “Pain management in children,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 28, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12033.

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