n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Acute pain management in children : clinical pharmacology

Volume 28, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Early and appropriate pain management, and the reduction of pain during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, are essential in all trauma patients, but paediatric patients present particular challenges. Appropriate analgesia, as well as appropriate routes of administration, depends on the age of the child, the nature of their injury and the severity of their pain. We describe a general approach to the management of acute pain in children.

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