11th Annual Pediatric Pain Master Class


By the end of this program, participants will be able to:


  1. Describe evidence based and best practice strategies for management of acute, chronic, procedural, and palliative pain situations in children.

  2. Evaluate assumptions about opioid use in children.

  3. Discuss WHO-principles of acute pain management and concept of multi-modal analgesia.

  4. Practice opioid prescriptions in case examples.

  5. Describe best practice recommendations for use of opioids, including rationale for drug selection, novel routes of administration, opioid rotation and contraindications of this drug group.

  6. Identify best practices for post-operative pain control.

  7. Appreciate high prevalence of neuropathic pain in children with serious illnesses.

  8. Define neuropathic pain and describe main causes in pediatric patients.

  9. Develop a step-by-step treatment approach for neuropathic pain.

  10. Explain how to use adjuvant analgesia for management of neuropathic pain and complex pain.

  11. Demonstrate how to address opioid-induced hyperalgesia.

  12. Identify the broad continuum of pain and symptom management challenges and strategies in pediatric care.

  13. Identify evidence-based approaches to assessing pain symptoms and overview developmental considerations in choosing assessment tools.

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