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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. Disclaimer: This information is not meant to be applied in cases of chronic pain in children. Click on the icons below to learn more.

Pediatric Surgical Pain Management Toolkit

This toolkit focuses on 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.

Planning For Surgery and Pain Management Worksheet

This worksheet will guide you through preparing to manage pain after surgery. Download to complete and share with surgical care team members.

Opioid Prescribing for Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Check out this one-minute video about non-opioid pain management options for children and teens after wisdom teeth removal. Video captions are in Arabic.

Sharps and Liquids Disposal

Unsure of the best way to dispose of your needles, lancets, or liquid opioids? Check out our handy stock-card with tips and resources.

Medication for Opioid Use Disorder Referral Resources

This one-page guide provides information on where to find ‘Medication for Opioid Use Disorder Referral Resources’ in the following Michigan counties: Genesee, Grand Traverse, Ingham, Kent, Washtenaw and Wayne.

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

This log will help you keep track of which medication you’ve given your child, including the time they’ve received it and the dose.

Safe Storage & Disposal of Opioids

Learn how to safely store and dispose of your opioids, including:

  • How to use Michigan OPEN’s Take Back Map to find an authorized disposal location in your community