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Volume 35, Issue 12
Publication date: June 1, 2015
Expiration date: June 1, 2018

Management of Acute Pain in Children
Amy L. Baxter, MD (Moderator)
Clinical Associate Professor, Georgia Regents University Medical College of Georgia, Augusta; Director of Emergency Medical Research, Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta; Director of Research, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Associates, Atlanta, Georgia

Lindsey L. Cohen, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Georgia State University; Professional Medical Staff, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

Daniel S. Tsze, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center; Director, Pain Management and Sedation Program, Pediatric Emergency Department, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, New York, New York

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Discuss two examples of why pain management is important for children.
2. List three strategies for reducing needle pain in children.
3. Understand techniques for minimizing pain associated with laceration repairs.
4. Describe the use of intranasal medications for providing analgesia and anxiolysis.
5. Understand how parents’ anxiety and behavior influence children’s acute pain experience.
6. Discuss methods of using distraction for children’s acute procedural distress.
7. Understand how “positions of comfort” are used to decrease procedural distress.


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