Pre-hospital pain assessment in paediatric patients
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Pre-hospital pain assessment in paediatric patients

Mike Parker Associate professor, emergency nursing, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of York, York, England
Nicola Brown Community care practitioner, Haxby Medical Group, York, England

The aim of this article is to review the literature on pre-hospital assessment of pain in paediatric patients. Many articles highlight the under-treatment of pain in paediatrics by pre-hospital clinicians, showing that this is an area falling short of best practice. This article evaluates the effectiveness of two established pain assessment tools authorised for the pain assessment of children in pre-hospital environments.

Emergency Nurse. doi: 10.7748/en.2019.e1905

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software


Conflict of interest

None declared

Parker M, Brown N (2019) Pre‑hospital pain assessment in paediatric patients. Emergency Nurse. doi: 10.7748/en.2019.e1905

Published online: 12 February 2019