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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

Pediatric 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.

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.

Pediatrics: Non-Pharmacological Pain Management

Learn how to manage or reduce your child’s pain and anxiety without using medication.

  • Distraction techniques
  • Mindful breathing
  • Memory bank exercise