Compact Clinical Guide to Infant and Child Pain Management: An Evidence-Based Approach for Nurses [NOOK Book]


Designated a Doody's Core Title!

"I would recommend this great little book for nurses who wish to carry a book with them in their clinical practice. It's a great addition to the growing list of books addressing pain in pediatrics."--Pediatric Pain Letter

Presented in a concise, systematic format, this clinically oriented book provides nurses and physicians quick access to up-to-date information on how to assess and manage pain in ...

See more details below
Compact Clinical Guide to Infant and Child Pain Management: An Evidence-Based Approach for Nurses

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$36.49 price
(Save 18%)$44.99 List Price


Designated a Doody's Core Title!

"I would recommend this great little book for nurses who wish to carry a book with them in their clinical practice. It's a great addition to the growing list of books addressing pain in pediatrics."--Pediatric Pain Letter

Presented in a concise, systematic format, this clinically oriented book provides nurses and physicians quick access to up-to-date information on how to assess and manage pain in infants and children, including adolescents who suffer from acute and chronic pain conditions. This book provides a comprehensive review of medications for infants and children as well as nonpharmacological interventions to achieve optimal pain management for young patients undergoing needle-related procedures as well as painful conditions related to surgery, trauma, cancer, sickle cell disease, and chronic pain.

Key Features:

  • Describes the consequences of untreated pain on development of children
  • Summarizes pain assessment tools recommended for verbal and preverbal patients as well as those who are critically or terminally ill
  • Provides general principles and specific dosing recommendations for non-opioids, opioids, and coanalgesics for optimal safety and effective reduction in pain
  • Describes the indications, medications, and ongoing care and monitoring related to the increasing use of epidural and continuous peripheral nerve block infusions for pediatric patients
  • Provides information on how to use age-appropriate strategies for cognitive, cognitive-behavioral, and physical approaches to reduce pain
  • Includes useful resources, such as websites, and other tools, such as pain diaries and patient education information, to support multidisciplinary teams and parents who care for children with acute and chronic pain

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Susan M. Wechter, PhDc, RN, PPCPNP-BC(Walsh University Nursing School)
Description: The author presents a comprehensive and clear clinical guide for pain management in the pediatric population in this book. Seven concise sections cover indications, methods, and tools for assessment and management of acute and chronic pain in infants, children, and adolescents. Specific pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions and care guidelines address children's pain in a collaborative, integrative approach through a multidisciplinary lens.
Purpose: The purpose is to give primary care providers a concise, evidence-based resource that addresses the comprehensive pain management needs of the pediatric population. This is a necessary, detailed guide offering clinically sound management steps to improve therapeutic techniques for infants and children in acute and chronic pain. The author's outstanding literature review addresses state-of-the art management of children's pain and identifies multiple avenues for future research.
Audience: This clinical guide is written for primary healthcare providers in the management of infants, children, and adolescents who are experiencing pain. This would include, but not be limited to, nurses, physicians, therapists, students, and parents involved in a collaborative approach to pain management. As a pain clinical nurse specialist from St. Jude's Children's Hospital, the author brings rich clinical expertise and a research background to illuminate comprehensive, clinical management of the child in pain.
Features: The seven sections address the definition, assessment, and therapeutics for pain management of infants and children. An outstanding overview of state-of-the art pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions includes clinical guidelines for pain management. Multiple tools, scales, and tables give practitioners specific developmental guidelines that address the continuum of needs for infants through adolescents. Indications for new drug therapies, and parameters for cognitive and physical therapies complete the repertoire, capturing the child's and the family's individual pain management needs. Specific chapters highlight the care of the child with postoperative, cancer, sickle cell, and trauma pain as well as the critically ill and dying child. Additionally, an excellent, detailed pain education tool for parents is offered. With over 400 references, this book provides a meta-analysis of the available evidence on children's pain. The author critically outlines a future research trajectory for children's pain management, giving direction to clinicians and paving the way for the next edition of this resource. Shortcomings are few, but include the lack of a comprehensive theoretical framework and specific cultural and spiritual guidelines, and minimal information on the significance of the parent-child relationship in pain management. Despite these gaps, the author lists relevant national websites and resources in the appendix that could remedy the need for this additional information.
Assessment: This is an excellent clinical guide for practitioners who manage acute and chronic pain in infants, children, and adolescents. I am unaware of a guide that provides the combination of a hands-on clinical resource and a rich meta-analysis of research for the evidence-based management of children's pain. I would recommend this as a staple in all areas of healthcare serving children. It also provides a guide for health policy makers, researchers, and project leaders to enhance the quality of pain management for children and their families.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826106186
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/22/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Linda L. Oakes is Pain Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and Research Associate in the Patient Care Services Division at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee. Her research interests are pediatric pain, pediatric critical care, and end-of-life care. She is the recipient of several awards for clinical excellence and research, and is a member of the American Pain Society, the American Society for the Study of Pain, and the International Association for the Study of Pain, among many others.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Section I: Overview of pain in infants and children

Chapter 1: The problem of under treated pain (why treat pain)
A. Brief review of anatomy and physiology of pain B. Responses by infants and children to pain C. Consequences of untreated pain on development D. Influence of family

A. Self-report methods B. Behavioral indicators C. Methods for cognitively-impaired children

Section II: Common medications for managing acute and chronic pain

Chapter 3: Non-opioids Chapter 4: Opioids
A. Routes of administration: oral, transdermal, IV, and patient controlled analgesia B. Optimizing safety
Chapter 5: Co-analgesics (adjunct medications); neuropathic pain
A. Anti-convulsants B. Anti-depressants
Section III: Neuroaxial methods for managing pain
Chapter 6: Epidural Chapter 7: Peripheral nerve blocks
Section IV: Nonpharmacologic methods of pain management
Chapter 8. Common: relaxation and distraction Chapter 9: Guided imagery and hypnotherapy Chatper 10: Physical approaches: heat, cold, exercise, massage, sucrose
Section V: Integration of methods of treatment
Chapter 11: Multi-disciplinary approach Chapter 12: Role of parents as coaches
Section IV: Special treatment considerations for pain including impact on the family
Chapter 13: Needle-related procedures: local anesthetic administration methods Chapter 14: Managing Pain in Critically ill infants and children Chapter 15: Managing Pain in Terminally ill patients including role

Section V: Managing common pain conditions

Chapter 16: Postoperative Pain Chapter 17: Pain Associated with Trauma including amputation Chapter 18: Cancer Pain: acute and chronic Chapter 19: Sickle cell disease Pain

Tables and Appendices

  • Pain Assessment Scales
  • Dosing Guidelines for Nonopioid analgesics
  • Dosing Guidelines for Initiation of Opioids
  • Equianalgesic Conversion Table
  • Medications to Prevent or Relieve Opioid-induced Constipation
  • Management of Needle-related Pain
  • Examples of pain diaries/role of the family
  • References and Selected Websites
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)