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Management of procedural pain in children

Author(s):

Tatjana Páramo-Cano, Mario I. Ortiz*, Federico J. Gómez-Busto and Ana L. Espinoza-Ramírez  

Abstract:


In recent years there has been increased interest in the study of pain in children and its treatment. It is known that when facing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures similar to those performed on adults, children either do not receive specific pain treatment or receive it on a significantly lower scale. However, recent research suggests a change in attitude and an improvement in the current treatment of children's pain. Although current knowledge demonstrates the falsity of many preconceived ideas about pain and its management, our results suggest that attitudinal change towards childhood pain remains slow and that real improvement in the training and practical application of the pediatrician who has to treat childhood pain is urgently needed. In this context this manuscript has prepared standards and guidelines to improve pain management practices in a large number of national and international professional settings.

Keywords:

Pain, child pain, procedural pain, management of pain, mindfulness, complementary therapy, non-pharmacological approaches.

Affiliation:

Academic Area of Medicine, Institute of Health Sciences, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico., Dr. Eliseo Ramírez Ulloa 400, Col. Doctores, 42090, Pachuca, Hidalgo, Área Académica de Medicina del Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo. Eliseo Ramírez Ulloa 400, Col. Doctores Pachuca, Hgo. 42090, Academic Area of Medicine, Institute of Health Sciences, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico., Dr. Eliseo Ramírez Ulloa 400, Col. Doctores, 42090, Pachuca, Hidalgo, Academic Area of Medicine, Institute of Health Sciences, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico., Dr. Eliseo Ramírez Ulloa 400, Col. Doctores, 42090, Pachuca, Hidalgo



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