F3168- Painful or Anxiety-Provoking Procedures: Easing the Experience (Repeats as F4060)

Topic: Emergency Medicine

Sponsors: Section on Emergency Medicine (SOEM)

Monday, October 24
5:00PM - 5:45PM
Moscone South, 306

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Painful and anxiety-provoking procedures are common in the practice of pediatrics, both in the clinic and in the hospital. Immunizations, lab draws, laceration repairs, and even simple physical examination all can terrify a child, creating a negative experience for both the child/family and the provider. Pediatricians need to develop pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods to relieve pain and anxiety. This session will emphasize the techniques of positioning, language, preparation, and distraction to maximize patient comfort during minor procedures and physical examination. Proper utilization of pharmacologic methods in combination with non-pharmacologic techniques will be highlighted.

Emory Petrack, MD, FAAP

Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Tufts Medical Center/ Floating Hospital for Children
Somerville, Massachusetts

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