Pain management in children
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has updated its guidance on managing pain in children, saying that recognising and alleviating pain in ill or injured children should be a priority that starts at triage
In a three-year study published in 2012, the National Pain Audit found that 8% of children in the UK experience severe pain.
Pain is often misunderstood, undiagnosed and untreated, especially in children. Reasons may include difficulties in assessing its severity, with children finding it hard to communicate their pain or not appearing to be distressed.
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) has published best-practice guidance...
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