The goal of this program is to update nurses’ knowledge of how to recognize, assess, and treat children experiencing pain. Upon completion of this program, nurses will be able to —
- Discuss how a child’s developmental stage affects his or her perception, understanding, and response to pain.
- Investigate the key elements of a comprehensive pain assessment in children.
- Outline the pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions that can be used to prevent or relieve pain in children.