Using Valid and Reliable Tools for Pain and Sedation Assessment in Pediatric Patients

Author(s): Suzan R. Miller-Hoover, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Jun 01, 2024

Topics: Medication Management, Pain Management

Population: Pediatric

Role: Manager, Educator, Staff

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NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Various government agencies and professional associations have issued requirements or recommendations designed to ensure optimal and safe pain management in different populations. This article summarizes the recent recommendations, identifies valid and reliable pediatric pain and sedation assessment tools and describes the appropriate use of these tools to provide safe and high-quality patient care.

Objectives

  • Differentiate pediatric pain and sedation tools.
  • Discuss the use of valid and reliable tools in specific populations.
  • Identify the regulatory requirements supporting pain and sedation management.

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