Relief of pain and anxiety in pediatric patients in emergency medical systems

Joel A. Fein*, William T. Zempsky, Joseph P. Cravero, Kathy N. Shaw, Alice D. Ackerman, Thomas H. Chun, Gregory P. Conners, Nanette C. Dudley, Susan M. Fuchs, Brian R. Moore, Steven M. Selbst, Joseph L. Wright, Carolyn F. Bannister, Joseph D. Tobias, Corrie T M Anderson, Kenneth R. Goldschneider, Jeffrey L. Koh, David M. Polaner, Constance S. Houck

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Abstract

Control of pain and stress for children is a vital component of emergency medical care. Timely administration of analgesia affects the entire emergency medical experience and can have a lasting effect on a child's and family's reaction to current and future medical care. A systematic approach to pain management and anxiolysis, including staff education and protocol development, can provide comfort to children in the emergency setting and improve staff and family satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1391-e1405
JournalPediatrics
Volume130
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2012

Keywords

  • Analgesia
  • Anxiety
  • Opiates
  • Pain
  • Stress
  • Topical anesthesia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Fein, J. A., Zempsky, W. T., Cravero, J. P., Shaw, K. N., Ackerman, A. D., Chun, T. H., Conners, G. P., Dudley, N. C., Fuchs, S. M., Moore, B. R., Selbst, S. M., Wright, J. L., Bannister, C. F., Tobias, J. D., Anderson, C. T. M., Goldschneider, K. R., Koh, J. L., Polaner, D. M., & Houck, C. S. (2012). Relief of pain and anxiety in pediatric patients in emergency medical systems. Pediatrics, 130(5), e1391-e1405. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2012-2536