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Revista Médica Electrónica

versión On-line ISSN 1684-1824


BRENA ESCOBAR, Daycee. Protocol for the pain management in Pediatrics. Rev. Med. Electrón. [online]. 2009, vol.31, n.1. ISSN 1684-1824.

Though pain in Pediatrics is a frequent motive of consultation, pain in children has been scarcely valued and studied. Many factors had contributed to this, like myths and wrong beliefs on infantile pain, fear of secondary effects of the analgesic treatment, difficulties to evaluate the pain in children in preverbal age, and, above all, because of the lack of scientific knowledge, to which is added the absence of pharmacologic studies, given the scarcity of clinical assays in this age. Taking into the account all these premises, we carried out a descriptive, diagnostic, qualitative, transversal study in the Provincial Pediatric Hospital “Eliseo Noel Caamaño”, of Matanzas, from October 2006 to January 2008, to determine the level of knowledge the doctors working in this institution have on “Pain in Pediatrics”. It showed that knowledge physicians have on pain is not the better and more complete. We established the theoretical motivations to be a starting point in improving the role of the physicians in the pain management

Palabras clave : PAIN [therapy]; CLINICAL PROTOCOLS [standards]; PEDIATRICS; HUMANS; CHILD.

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