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Advocating for pain relief in babiesAAdvocating for pain relief in babiesAdvocating for pain relief in babiesEnglishNeonatologyNewborn (0-28 days)BodyNANAAdult (19+)Pain2010-10-18T04:00:00ZAndrew James, MBChB, MBI, FRACP, FRCPCSharyn Gibbins, NNP, PhD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to be aware of a baby's condition, and how to convey it to health care professionals. This will ensure the best pain relief possible.</p><p>Parents are in an ideal position to act as advocates for their baby’s pain relief. In most cases, parental advocacy means being aware of their baby’s condition and communicating that information to health care professionals in a timely manner. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Parents should have an understanding of the types of pain their baby might experience and of the ways available to relieve the pain so they can advocate effectively.</li> <li>The most important role for parents in pain management is to communicate with those involved in their baby's treatment.</li> <li>Some painful conditions can be very difficult to treat and parents' expectations about pain control should be realistic.<br></li></ul>
Préconiser le soulagement de la douleur chez les bébésPPréconiser le soulagement de la douleur chez les bébésAdvocating for pain relief in babies FrenchNeonatologyNewborn (0-28 days)BodyNANAAdult (19+)Pain2010-10-18T04:00:00ZAndrew James, MBChB, MBI, FRACP, FRCPCSharyn Gibbins, NNP, PhD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez comment évaluer l’état de votre bébé et comment le communiquer aux professionnels de la santé, afin de garantir un soulagement maximal de la douleur.</p><p>Les parents sont les mieux placés pour s’assurer du soulagement de la douleur de leur bébé. Dans la plupart des cas, les parents s’en assurent en surveillant l’état de leur bébé et en communiquant cette information aux professionnels de la santé en temps opportun.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Les parents doivent bien comprendre type de douleur que leur bébé ressent et des moyens disponibles de la soulager. Ils seront alors mieux disposés à revendiquer les soins adéquats pour leur bébé.</li> <li>Le rôle le plus important des parents dans la gestion de la douleur est de communiquer avec ceux qui sont impliqués dans le traitement de leur bébé.</li> <li>Certains troubles douloureux peuvent être très difficiles à traiter et les attentes des parents envers le contrôle de la douleur doivent être réalistes.</li></ul>

 

 

Advocating for pain relief in babies479.000000000000Advocating for pain relief in babiesAdvocating for pain relief in babiesAEnglishNeonatologyNewborn (0-28 days)BodyNANAAdult (19+)Pain2010-10-18T04:00:00ZAndrew James, MBChB, MBI, FRACP, FRCPCSharyn Gibbins, NNP, PhD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to be aware of a baby's condition, and how to convey it to health care professionals. This will ensure the best pain relief possible.</p><p>Parents are in an ideal position to act as advocates for their baby’s pain relief. In most cases, parental advocacy means being aware of their baby’s condition and communicating that information to health care professionals in a timely manner. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Parents should have an understanding of the types of pain their baby might experience and of the ways available to relieve the pain so they can advocate effectively.</li> <li>The most important role for parents in pain management is to communicate with those involved in their baby's treatment.</li> <li>Some painful conditions can be very difficult to treat and parents' expectations about pain control should be realistic.<br></li></ul><p>There is general agreement about the advantages of keeping parents informed and allowing for shared decision-making about treatment. However, it may be necessary for parents to ask questions to stay informed. Most health-care providers encourage parent participation and will take steps to make this as easy as possible. </p> <p>Parents should have an understanding of the types of pain their baby might experience and of the ways available to relieve the pain. This will help them to advocate effectively. Given this information, parents can concentrate on helping make sure that their baby gets what is needed in order to prevent or treat pain most effectively. </p> <h2>Role of parents in pain management</h2> <p>In addition to providing as much comfort as possible to their baby, the most important role for parents is to communicate with those involved in their treatment. It can be difficult to witness a baby suffering in pain. But if parents can remain calm and learn specific strategies to help their baby, they can reduce their pain and thereby speed up the healing process. </p> <p>Parents should always ask how they can help relieve their baby’s pain, especially in advance of a painful event. For example, parents can ask for pain relief medication for their baby prior to a procedure. </p> <h2>Being realistic about pain management</h2> <p>Parents should be aware of the challenges of pain management. In many cases, finding the right treatment may require trying out different strategies. Being aware of this should help parents to cope with the frustrations that may be involved. It should also be understood that sometimes, a completely pain-free outcome may not be possible. Some painful conditions can be very difficult to treat. Expectations about pain control should be realistic. In some cases, it is better that parents concentrate their hopes on a gradual improvement rather than focusing on complete pain relief. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/advocating_for_pain_relief_babies.jpgAdvocating for pain relief in babies

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