Title

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

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2012

Identifier

DOI: 10.1542/peds.2012-2536

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.

Journal Title

Pediatrics

Volume

130

Issue

5

First Page

1391

Last Page

1405

MeSH Keywords

Anxiety; Child; Emergency Service, Hospital; Humans; Pain Management; Pain Measurement; Stress, Psychological

Keywords

Pain relief; kids

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