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Open for Pediatrics

Surgery can be stressful for both you and your child. This is natural and expected, and some of this comes from worrying about the pain after surgery and how it can be managed. These tools will help you talk to your surgeon about pain before your child’s surgery and manage your child’s acute pain following their operation. Click on the icons below to learn more.

Pediatric Toolkit

This toolkit summarizes best practices for prevention of opioid-related complications in children and adolescents by intervening at the point many are first introduced to them: when acute pain is treated after surgery. Providers and parents can find best practices, free educational materials, and sharable resources in this toolkit.

Surgical Pain Management Toolkit

Pediatrics Non-Medication Pain Management

Learn how to help manage your child’s pain and anxiety after surgery.

Opioids Safe Storage & Disposal

Learn how to safely store and dispose of opioids.

Sharps and Liquids Safe Disposal

Learn how to safely dispose of needles, lancets, and liquid medications.

Pediatric Best Practices Card

Easily share best practices for managing a child’s pain after surgery.

Acute Care Pain Management – Pediatrics Impact Report

Learn about OPEN’s impact in pediatrics.

Pediatric Planning For Surgery and Pain Management Worksheet

Use and share this worksheet with your child’s care team to help prepare and manage pain after your child’s surgery.

How Do You Treat Pain? (For Teens)

A one-page flyer created by the Pediatric Trauma Group at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital focused on non-medication options for teens.

Non-Drug Options for Pain Management and Comfort in Children

A document created by Michigan Medicine Child Life providing greater detail on non-medication strategies.

Medication Tracking Log

Help keep track of the use of medications your child is taking after surgery.