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UK guidelines aim to improve pain management in children

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 10 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:76
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    New guidelines for pain management in children

    Nurses and pain specialists in the United Kingdom have developed guidelines to improve the management of acute pain in children. The clinical guidelines are the result of a collaboration between the Royal College of Nursing and the charity Action for Sick Children and have taken on board the views of parents, anaesthetists, nurses, and children.

    The guidelines emphasise the need to assess children's pain regularly by asking them how they feel and using pain assessment tools appropriate for …

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