Assessment and Management of Pediatric Pain

  • Category:

    Pain Assessment, Pain Treatment - Non-pharmacologic, Pain Treatment - Pharmacologic.

  • Age Range:

    Age 0-12m (Infant), Age 01y-11y (Child), Age 12y-18y (Adolescent), Age 18y+ (Young Adult).

  • Tags:

    Assessment, Comfort, Distraction, Pain assessment, Pain scale, Physical strategies, Placebo, Psychological.

  • Type of Document:

    Nursing Guideline, Pain Assessment Protocol, Treatment Guideline.

  • Type of Pain:

    General, Procedural.

  • Author:

    Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL, USA

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines for the assessment and management of pain in pediatric patients, and for the evaluation of the therapeutic interventions that are employed in the management of patients in pain.