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2022 Dec

Paediatr Child Health



Best practices in pain assessment and management for children.


Trottier ED, Ali S, Doré-Bergeron M-J, Chauvin-Kimoff L
Paediatr Child Health. 2022 Dec; 27(7):429-448.
PMID: 36524020.


Pain assessment and management are essential components of paediatric care. Developmentally appropriate pain assessment is an important first step in optimizing pain management. Self-reported pain should be prioritized. Alternatively, developmentally appropriate behavioural tools should be used. Acute pain management and prevention guidelines and strategies that combine physical, psychological, and pharmacological approaches should be accessible in all health care settings. Chronic pain is best managed using combined treatment modalities and counselling, with the primary goal of attaining functional improvement. The planning and implementation of pain management strategies for children should always be personalized and family-centred.