Resources in the "Assessment" Category

http://www.sickkids.ca/clinical-practice-guidelines/clinical-practice-guidelines/export/CLINH143/Main%20Document.pdf

Guidelines for Pain Assessment and Management for Neonates

Assessment and management of pain in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (7 pages with 9 references) Clinical practice recommendations with review of evidence.

http://ampainsoc.org/uploads/get-involved/pediatric-chronic-pain-statement.pdf .

Assessment and Management of Children with Chronic Pain: A Position Statement from the American Pain Society

Position statement on pediatric chronic pain: significance, conceptualization, assessment, treatment, professional education, research, policy. PDF, 4 pages with references

http://www.comfortassessment.nl/web/

Comfort Assessment: web portal for multiple resources

Training in administration and interpretation of several observational scales: COMFORT behavior scale COMFORTneo scale Sophia Observation withdrawal Symptoms-scale (SOS) SOS pediatric delirium (SOS-PD) REPOS

http://library.childkindinternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/CCMC-Pain-Assessment_pg-6-12092013nb.pdf

Pain assessment

This comprehensive list of questions for providers to ask their patients in assessing pain levels was produced by Connecticut Children’s. Begins with standardized questions about pain type, location, duration etc, and behavioral assessments to be used in patients who cannot self report.

http://library.childkindinternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/CCMC-Pain-Assessment-policy.pdf

CCMC Pain assessment policy

This is a standardized guideline from Connecticut Children’s on how to assess pain for all children regardless of age or type of pain. Contains inclusion criteria and information for clinicians to obtain in their assessment.

http://library.childkindinternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Assessing-childrens-pain-patient-and-family-education.pdf

Assessing Children’s pain

This educational handout for parents provides information on age appropriate pain intensity tools used at Seattle Children’s. This handout contains a range of pain assessment scales for infants to adolescents. While the primary audience is patients and families, it can also be a bedside resource for staff when assessing pain intensity in practice.

http://www.rch.org.au/uploadedFiles/Main/Content/anaes/Pain_assessment.pdf

Assessing Pain in Children

Slide presentation overview of the steps in assessment of pain in children produced by the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne; Includes pain rating scales, actions, and and assessment in disabled children.

http://library.childkindinternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/CCMC-Procedural-pain-policy2.pdf

Procedural Pain Guideline

Children’s Connecticut Medical Center’s guidelines for the performance of painful procedures.

http://library.childkindinternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/CCMC-Pain-Assessment-policy1.pdf

Pain Assessment and Management Policy

Describes Children’s Connecticut Medical Center’s standardized, interdisciplinary approach to pain assessment and management

http://pda.rnao.ca/content/assessment-pain-questions-consider-during-assessment-pain-pqrst

PQRST: pain assessment

PQRST is a widely-used mnemonic to remind clinicians of the aspects or domains of pain they need to assess. Google “PQRST pain” for many different presentations of this simple mnemonic.



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