SAFE & EFFECTIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT
APSA is proud to have collaborated with the American College of Surgeons on the following resources you can share with your patients and families. Use these resources to create an open enviroment for discussion and education on safe and effective pain management.
- Effective Pain Control for Children A brochure for parents that covers common pain control therapies and medicines and opioid use, storage and disposal.
- Pain Management Plan A template for parents to track their child’s medications after surgery.
- Pain Management Office Sign A sign you can post in your office to encourage discussion.
- Evaluation Form A survey for families to provide feedback on these resources.
You can also direct patients and families to this page on the APSA website.
More information for medical professionals and families can be found here.
New Pain Management Guidelines for Opioids in Pediatric Surgery
Drs. Tom Tracy, David Powell, Andrea Hayes-Jordan, Ellen Reynolds and Barbara Gaines got together for a conversation around the impact and the associated concerns for pain management in general and specialty pediatric surgical practice. This extensive committee work within APSA offers a tremendous opportunity for enhanced education, transparency for opiate prescribing, and alternate pain management strategies for our patients and their families.
Watch the full interview below: