Relief of pain and anxiety in pediatric patients in emergency medical systems.
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.
Anxiety; Child; Emergency Service, Hospital; Humans; Pain Management; Pain Measurement; Stress, Psychological
Pain relief; kids
Fein, Joel A.; Zempsky, William T.; Cravero, Joseph P.; Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine; American Academy of Pediatrics; and Conners, Gregory P., "Relief of pain and anxiety in pediatric patients in emergency medical systems." (2012). Manuscripts, Articles, Book Chapters and Other Papers. 180.