Pain Management in Children, Paediatric Emergency Medicine

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  • Recognise pain in children and provide analgesia for moderate & severe pain within 20 minutes of arrival in the Emergency Department
  • In treating pain, attention should be paid to other factors distressing the child such as fear of unfamiliar environment and people, parental distress, people in uniforms, needle avoidance, fear of injury severity etc.

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