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PAIN: Pediatric Assessment Is Needed at All Ages
June 19, 2023 @ 09:00 - 11:00Free
Presented by: Dr. Jennifer Guyther, Assistant Professor and EM/Peds Program Director at the University of Maryland Emergency Medicine
No one likes pain – everyone experiences pain differently. Managing pain in the EMS environment requires specific assessments, immobilization, appropriate medications, environmental controls and parental participation. Dr. Jennifer Guyther will engage the audience in discussing pediatric pain – when it is obvious and when it may be hidden. The presentation will review the pain control treatment options – medication doses and timing, repeat assessments, and alternative treatments that work.
-Participants will identify the different pain assessment tools and apply them to case studies of children at different ages.
-Participants will discuss the alternative medications within the Maryland EMS Formulary for BLS and ALS clinicians and calculate a safe pediatric does during a case study.
-Participants will recognize the importance of family presence as a partner in pain assessment and treatment methods and verbalize at least two alternatives or adjuncts to pain management in the out of hospital environment.