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Nursing care of the sick child 

Nursing care of the sick child
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Nursing care of the sick child
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10.1093/med/9780198569572.003.0006
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date: 23 October 2020

Management of procedural pain 104

Pain assessment tools 106

Pre-operative care 108

Procedure-related pain is a major source of distress to the child and family. Poorly managed pain will result in the child continuing to display high levels of distress in future procedures. To a child there is no such thing as a minor procedure. Often the extent of tissue damage correlates poorly with the severity of pain that the child experiences....

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