Children's Acute Pain Service
The Children's Acute Pain Service was established at the Women's and Children's Hospital in 2003.
The Service is staffed by a Nurse Consultant (specialist nurse) on weekdays, a senior pharmacist in pain management twice a week and anaesthetic staff from the Department of Children's Anaesthesia.
Common techniques used to manage acute pain include:
Each of these techniques may have specific advantages or disadvantages for an individual patient.Â The anaesthetist and/or the Children’s Acute Pain Service, in consultation with the patient and their family, will carefully review and assess each patient’s situation before deciding on an appropriate pain management plan.
How to access the service
WCH staff refer patients to the service.
Parents of children booked to have major surgery at the WCH may contact the Nurse Consultant (specialist nurse) for advice and information before admission.
Information for patients and their family
Information for Medical Officers
Weekdays, 8am - 4pm
The Children's Duty Anaesthetist is available out of hours for acute pain management support and daily review of children requiring management by the Children's Acute Pain Service over the weekend.
last modified: 29 Sep 2017