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Postoperative Pain Control for Children

How Do You Prevent Pain after Surgery? Look up a term in The Heart Center glossary.

As a parent, one of your main concerns is that your child be made as comfortable as possible after surgery. Depending on your child's age and the type of surgery being performed, different options for pain control are available.

You will have the opportunity to discuss pain control with a member of your child's anesthesia team when you come in for your pre-admission testing.

Some options for postoperative pain control include caudal morphine, epidural catheter, a patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) and intravenous infusion of narcotics.

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Last Updated: 01/2013