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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

Opioid Use in Michigan (2019): A Review of County-Level Opioid and Poverty-Related Data

Utilize our new Landscape Map and accompanying whitepaper to help reduce the impact of the opioid crisis.

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Managing Pain After Childbirth

Learn ways to manage pain after childbirth such as: over-the-counter medications, non-medication strategies, and opioids, if prescribed.

Adult Surgery Pain Management Guide for Patients

Learn how to prepare for surgery and to help manage pain after surgery.