Pediatric Pain

  • Cristina M. Zeretzke-BienEmail author


The inappropriate dosing and poor recognition of pain in the pediatric patient are a common pitfall for ED providers. This chapter focuses on both pharmaceutical and distraction/integrative therapy to help you achieve appropriate analgesia before performing that next laceration repair or lumbar puncture.


Pain Pain memory Morphine Medication errors WHO pain ladder Oral Intranasal Intravenous (IV) Breakthrough pain Non-drug strategies Infant FLACC scale Topical local anesthetics Distraction and integrative therapy Sucrose Non-opioids Opioid analgesia Sedation Procedural anxiety 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Emergency MedicineUniversity of Florida, Department of Emergency MedicineGainesvilleUSA

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