The purpose of the educational module, Pediatric Pain: Management and Misconceptions is to enhance the emergency care of pediatric patients who present with pain or who need invasive or painful procedures in the course of their emergency care.  Prehospital as well as Emergency Department care will be discussed.  This module will discuss a number of topics including:  

  • The physiology of pain  
  • Assessment of pain and use of pain scales 
  • Misconceptions that lead to poor pain management  
  • Methods of establishing best practices for pain control  
  • Medications for pain control in various scenarios 

It is our hope that healthcare professionals will utilize these materials to further enhance the care of children in their own institutions and further a culture of pain control in their pediatric population.  

This course has been approved for 1.0  continuing education hours. 
Continuing education hours have been approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety. 
Course Expiration: June 14, 2024