Five Principles of ChildKind
In order to obtain certification an applicant must demonstrate their institution exhibits the following five principles.
An institutional commitment to pain prevention, assessment, and treatment.
Ongoing education programs and awareness initiatives on pain for staff, trainees, patients and any of their caregivers.
Use of evidence-informed, developmentally appropriate processes for assessment of acute and chronic pain.
Specific evidence informed protocols for pain prevention and treatment including pharmacological, psychological, and physical methods.
Regular institutional self-monitoring within the framework of continuous quality improvement.