“I would like to see prescribers pay as much attention to the pain kids have as they do to the potential complications of opioids. Families and patients need to be involved in weighing the risks and benefits of whether these medications should be taken, as opposed to being made to feel we are bad for trying to get medication that works.” – Parent partner
SKIP has released the Procedural pain management in children & Youth: A toolkit for health professionals, in partnership with Children’s Healthcare Canada. Medical procedures are common and among the most distressing and painful aspects of medical care for children and youth. Fear of needles and poorly managed pain associated with vaccinations can lead to avoiding other medical procedures and healthcare interactions.