Every child inevitably would experience pain in the course of their life, but if not addresses appropriately, these experiences can have long-lasting and detrimental effects which carry into adulthood. What's even more remarkable is that healthcare experiences including what we do as part of health
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Every child inevitably would experience pain in the course of their life, but if not addresses appropriately, these experiences can have long-lasting and detrimental effects which carry into adulthood. What's even more remarkable is that healthcare experiences including what we do as part of healthcare as professionals is often a significant part of what causes pain and anxiety for children. Efforts to minimize distress, discomfort, pain and related anxiety should be a priority in healthcare. What can healthcare professionals do to prevent, minimize, and ease a child’s fear, anxiety and pain over the medical procedures that they need to undergo as part of their treatment and care? Join me in this episode as I talk about the prevention and treatment of pain caused by procedures within the hospital and healthcare settings with Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD, medical director of the Center of Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in Oakland and San Francisco! Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD, FAAP is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). Find out about his "Comfort Promise" and 4 simple steps that every healthcare professional should ensure to relieve or decrease pain and anxiety among kids who are undergoing treatment and minor or major procedures. Dr Friedrichsdorf shares his experiences, findings, outcomes, implementation plan and even some of the common barriers as well as ways to address them often overlooked Takeaways In This Episode: How Dr. Stefan got involved in pediatric pain Dr. Stefan talks about the prevention and treatment of pain caused by procedures in our hospital, and the staffs Situations where children in hospitalized settings are experiencing pain and anxiety from their treatment procedures The prevention and treatment of pain and anxiety caused by needles What is the “comfort promise”? The four steps to decrease pain and anxiety caused by vaccinations? How to get past the barrier of having our colleagues recognize that this issue of fear and anxiety brought about by treatment procedures is an important issue? Links Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD FAAP LinkedIn Twitter Hospital-wide initiative to eliminate or reduce needle pain Clinicians Pain Evaluation Toolkit Proactive Pain Solutions About the guest: Stefan Friedrichsdorf, MD FAAP Stefan Friedrichsdorf is the medical director of the Center of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in Oakland and San Francisco. He's a Professor of Pediatric at the UCSF. Dr. Friedrichsdorf received the 2016 “Elizabeth Narcessian Award for Outstanding Educational Achievements in the Field of Pain” by the American Pain Society and the 2011 “Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award”. He was the medical director of the department of pain medicine, palliative care & integrative medicine at Children’s Minnesota from 2005-2020 and under his leadership the department grew into one of the largest and most comprehensive in the country. It received the “Circle of Life Award” by the American Hospital Association in 2008 and was the 2013 recipient of the “Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management Award” by the American Pain Society and in 2018 the Albert Bandura Influencer Award from VitalSmarts. He was the associate editor of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management until 2020, the principal investigator of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Cancer Institute (NCI) multisite study on the creation, implementation and evaluation of the Pediatric Palliative Care Curriculum “Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC)-Pediatrics”. In 2008 he founded and since then directs the annual Pediatric Pain Master Class, a unique week-long intensive course for interdisciplinary health professionals. Dr. Friedrichsdorf has presented more than 750 lectures about pediatric pain medicine, palliative care and integrative medicine and has a track record of research and publ