Application of Heat and Cold as a Pain Management Strategy

  • Category:

    Pain Treatment - Non-pharmacologic.

  • Age Range:

    Age 01y-11y (Child), Age 12y-18y (Adolescent), Age 18y+ (Young Adult).

  • Type of Document:

    Treatment Guideline.

  • Type of Pain:

    Acute, Ambulatory, Cancer pain, Chronic, Critical care, Disease related pain, General, Other, Palliative, Post-operative, Procedural.

  • Author:

    Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Ontario, CA

The purpose of these guidelines is to facilitate the safe use of localized superficial heat and cold as a comfort measure, or as a physical strategy for pain management.