Author Archives: lfranck

Low Dose Ketamine Infusion and Oral Ketamine for Intractable Pain

Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital policy for the use of low dose ketamine for intractable pain. Ketamine is usually used for the induction and maintenance of general anesthesia. However, this medication has unique effects which may also be useful in the management of acute and chronic pain and for those patients who are opioid-tolerant.

Teaching parents to be distraction coaches, Part 3

Teaching video to help parents effectively distract their child during needle procedures.

How professionals can involve parents in distraction, Part 2

Teaching video for professionals on how to effectively involve parents in distracting children during needle procedures.

Professionals as distraction coaches, Part 1

Teaching video for professionals on how to effectively distract children during needle procedures.

Welcome to the ChildKind Library

Posted by lfranck | August 28, 2013

We invite comments on any of the resources in the ChildKind Library. We encourage your comments and welcome constructive and civilized debates on the best approaches for improving the prevention and management of children’s pain. We ask that all contributors adhere to the spirit of respectful dialogue. ChildKind International monitors all posts and reserves the […]

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Comforting your baby in intensive care

A booklet written for parents to help them learn about infant pain and the important role parents can play, in partnership with the health care team, to keep their baby comfortable during intensive care.

My child is in pain

Information for parents whose child has had day surgery. · How do I know my child is in pain? · Why is my child in pain? · What can I do to help my child’s pain apart from give them medicine? · How do pain medicines work? · What should I know about giving pain […]

Pain management tools, hosted by Purdue Pharma, practice tools to help healthcare professionals diagnose and treat pain. Contains PDF files of scales, intake forms and management protocols.

Pain in children and adolescents

Children’s Hospital of Minnesota (USA) declaration of institutional commitment to managing pain in children and adolescents.

Assessing pain in babies

Information for parents and the public about infant pain assessment.