Chapter 7. The Principles of Assessment and Management of Pain in Children and Young People Attending an Emergency Department

  1. Karen Cleaver and
  2. Janet Webb
  1. Ann Rich

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470691786.ch7

Emergency Care of Children and Young People

Emergency Care of Children and Young People

How to Cite

Rich, A. (2007) The Principles of Assessment and Management of Pain in Children and Young People Attending an Emergency Department, in Emergency Care of Children and Young People (eds K. Cleaver and J. Webb), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470691786.ch7

Editor Information

  1. School of Health and Social Care, The University of Greenwich, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405101103

Online ISBN: 9780470691786

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Keywords:

  • child pain management;
  • emergency department;
  • pain transmission;
  • theories of pain;
  • paediatric patients

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definitions of pain

  • What is pain?

  • Pain transmission

  • Theories of pain

  • Children in the emergency department

  • Pain and its assessment

  • The challenge of managing pain with paediatric patients

  • Non—pharmacological methods

  • Pharmacological management of pain

  • Conclusion