The Child in Pain – Greg Kelly
Summary by: Greg Kelly
Pain in children is often under treated due to practitioners lacking the knowledge or confidence to be aggressive enough. This is partly due to the lack of structure presented in pain management and it is frequently made to seem more complex than it is.
Almost all acute pain in children can be dealt with by a simple stepwise regime using a small number of common, established and easy to use drugs. Likewise, procedural sedation can be safely and simply performed with simple regimes.