The new BC Children's Pain Management and Comfort webpage can help alleviate the challenges of finding relevant information relating to pain in children for patients and families.
This webpage provides transparency and accessibility to evidence-based approaches, tools and resources for pain prevention and treatment, and information for families to collaborate in pain management.
Our goal is to minimize pain for all patients to the best of our ability. Every child/youth experiences pain differently, and every family requires different approaches for supporting comfort. There is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to pain management. Pain management needs to be individualized and accommodate the specific needs of the situation and family.
The Pain Management and Comfort web page provides patients and families with a central location to find pain-relevant information. Families will find evidence-informed resources, best practice approaches and access to the hospital's policies and protocols related to pain prevention and treatment. Located in one central location, the resources allow families to move quickly and easily to access necessary information. Additionally, families will find links to other educational resources and supports.
The Pain Management and Comfort webpage is organized into three sections; Supporting Pain, Managing Pain and Understanding Pain.
Supporting Pain: This section of the webpage provides information, resources and links to help care for infants, children and youth experiencing pain when in the hospital or at home. The information found here will help families access, navigate available resources and provide awareness of additional support services for pain management.
Managing Pain: This section of the web page provides additional information about the different approaches to managing the different pain types. The most effective pain management employs a comprehensive approach using multiple strategies together.
Understanding Pain: This section of the webpage provides general information to enhance everyone's knowledge about pain and the experience of pain. Additionally, it communicates BCCH's approach to pain management and prioritizing comfort with further information related to children's pain.
If you are looking for an easily accessible online tool with streamlined specific pain supports, resources and materials, click here to check out the new BCCH Pain Management and Comfort webpage.
Check out the new Pediatric Pain Guide for Caregivers in the Family Support Resource Centre (FSRC) online library. Find resources for learning more about pediatric pain, managing it, and approaches to support comfort.