Procedural pain management in children of all ages
Keywords:procedural pain, children, treatment, pain management
To summarise the story, procedural pain management does not only have humane aspect in paediatric population, but it also prevents numerous complications, child’s negative attitude in following contacts with medical staff, percentage of chronic pain suffering patients, as well as cost of the treatment itself. Good pain assessment contributes to the prevention and/or early recognition of pain as well as the effective management of pain.When managing procedural pain in infants, older children and adolescents, not only proven analgesic strategies are important, but also suitable preparatory measures that contribute to reduction in anticipatory and procedural anxiety. Families, play therapists, nursing staff, and other team members should be included.
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