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Anesthesiology

Pediatric Pain Rotation

Goals: 

  • To appreciate the differences in pain management in children and adults
  • To understand the multidisciplinary resources which are necessary for developing a pain management plan which involves pediatric patients AND their families

Objectives:

  • To learn to interview and examine children, using age-appropriate tools and techniques, to assess pain
  • To safely perform regional techniques for pain control in a sedated patient, demonstrating understanding of risks, benefits, and challenges involved
  • To incorporate families into treatment algorithms, recognizing the potential of family dynamics to aggravate or alleviate stress and pain in children
  • To prescribe medications appropriately in a pediatric population, considering weight, immaturity of organ function, etc.
  • To work effectively within the multidisciplinary team, and incorporate families into this team
  • To educate children, with age-appropriate tools and techniques, regarding pain and the plan for its management
  • To foster healthy behavioral coping strategies in children and families dealing with chronic pain

 

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