oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Postoperative analgesia in children : getting it right : review article
|Article Title||Postoperative analgesia in children : getting it right : review article|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Affiliations||1 Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||359 - 361|
|Keyword(s)||Children, Ketamine, NSAIDs, Opioid analgesics, Paracetamol and Postoperative analgesia|
The management of postoperative pain in children has historically been poor, but advances have been made in the last decade. As pain is a complex phenomenon, a multimodal approach to treatment is required. This article aims to give a brief overview of the practical aspects of postoperative pain management in children, including non-opioid as well as opioid analgesics, and the salient features of regional anaesthesia.
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