Advances over the past two decades have enabled physicians to revolutionize the manner in which they can assess and manage children's pain. Thirty years ago it was thought that young children did not experience pain and therefore it was not necessary to treat it. Today professionals from a variety of disciplines have contributed data that have revolutionized medical perspectives. Technological advances now enable doctors to treat acute pain in fetuses, premature neonates, infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents with increasing precision and efficacy. Research highlighting the context of…mehr
Advances over the past two decades have enabled physicians to revolutionize the manner in which they can assess and manage children's pain. Thirty years ago it was thought that young children did not experience pain and therefore it was not necessary to treat it. Today professionals from a variety of disciplines have contributed data that have revolutionized medical perspectives. Technological advances now enable doctors to treat acute pain in fetuses, premature neonates, infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents with increasing precision and efficacy. Research highlighting the context of chronic pain has moved them away from a mind-body dichotomy and toward an integrated, holistic perspective that leads to substantial improvement in children's adaptive functioning as well as subjective discomfort.
This book covers these topics and is intended for anyone who provides medical care to children. Each chapter provides an overview of the problem, followed by a "hands on" description of relevant assessment and intervention strategies. The role of the primary care practitioner is highlighted, both as a front-line resource as well as a consumer of specialized pediatric pain treatment services. Each chapter ends with a summary and specific bullet points highlighting the most central elements, making for quick and easy reference.
Forward-Charles B. Berde Preface Acknowledgements I. General Considerations Pain and the Primary Pediatric Practitioner--Gary A. Walco Developmental Issues in Understanding, Assessing, and Managing Pediatric Pain--Kenneth D. Craig and Christine T. Korol Measurement and Assessment of Pediatric Pain in Primary Care -- Carl L. von Baeyer Pain Management for Children with a Developmental Disability in a Primary Care Setting-Harold (Hal) Siden and Tim F. Oberlander Remote Management of Pediatric Pain- Paula A. Forgeron and Patrick McGrath II. Acute Pain Management Pain Management in the Primary Care Office: General Considerations and Specific Approaches--Neil L. Schechter Topical Anesthetics and Office Based Procedures--William Zempsky Analgesic Medications for Acute Pain Management in Children--John Barns Rose Pain Management in the Emergency Department: A Primer for Primary Care Providers -Michael K. Kim Preparing Children for Invasive Procedures and Surgery--Ronald L. Blount, Megan L. McCormick, Jill E. MacLaren, and Zeev N. Kain Pain Relief after Outpatient Surgery-Robert T. Wilder and Kenneth R. Goldschneider Regional Anesthesia- Elliot J. Krane, Artee Gandhi, and R.J. Ramamurthi III. Recurrent and Chronic Pain Management How to Talk to Parents about Recurrent and Chronic Pain--Tonya M. Palermo and Carl L. von Baeyer Multidisciplinary Approaches to Chronic Pain--Steven J. Weisman Psychological Interventions for Chronic Pain--Susmita KashakarKashiakarKashakar-Zuck and Anne M. Lynch Complementary and Alternative Approaches for ChronicPain-- Subhadra Evans and Lonnie K. Zeltzer IV. Common Recurrent and Chronic Pain Problems in Primary Care Functional Abdominal Pain--Lisa Scharff and Laura E. Simons Headaches--Navil F. Sethna and Alyssa A. Lebel Evaluating and Managing Pediatric Musculoskeletal Pain in Primary Care-Mark A. Connelly and Laura E. Schanberg Pain in Sickle Cell Disease-Carlton Dampier Chronic Pelvic Pain-Christine Greco V. Special Topics Palliative Care for the Primary Pediatric Practitioner--Norbert J. Weidner and Mark J. Meyer Labeling of Pediatric Pain Medications--Hari Cheryl Sachs, Debbie Avant, and William Rodriguez Pediatrician as Advocate-Carol Schadelbauer Conclusion: What to Do When There is Nothing to Do--Kenneth R. Goldschneider
From the reviews:
"The book is a comprehensive and practical guide to the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic pain conditions in children. ... Each chapter is well organized and ends with useful summaries of take-home points. ... Pain in Children does an excellent job of highlighting the enormous effect pain can have on the child and the family. It emphasizes the pivotal role pediatricians and other primary care clinicians play in identifying, diagnosing, and managing pediatric pain." (Cleo K. Hardin, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 301 (2), January, 2009)
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