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How will healthcare providers help manage my child's pain?

If your child is sick, is injured, has surgery, or has another medical procedure, he's likely to feel some pain. While your child is recovering, his healthcare providers will do everything possible to control his pain and to make him feel safe and comfortable.

This is what you can expect from your healthcare providers:
  • Do everything possible to manage your child's pain and keep side effects to a minimum.
  • Explain what kind of pain is involved when your child has a test or procedure, and explain how the pain will be treated.
  • Explain the risks, benefits, and side effects of your child's pain medications.
  • Listen when you or your child reports pain.
  • Assess your child's pain regularly, and respond quickly when you or your child reports pain.
  • Remain committed to managing your child's pain.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.