Pain Management

  • Procedure Management Program

    From a child’s point of view, little things can loom large. While adults call needle biopsies, spinal taps and similar tests “minor procedures,” they seem big and scary to kids. Many children with chronic illnesses must undergo repeated minor procedures, and the stress of these procedures can affect their quality of life.

    Through our Procedure Management Program, we are able to address a major source of stress and anxiety for chronically ill children. By sedating your child we can reduce her anxiety about the procedure or the doctors. We designed this system to reduce the amount of time the children have to go without food ahead of time, and to allow parents to be in the procedure and recovery rooms. This care model gives your medical providers the ability to conduct the tests necessary to care for your child without putting her through the fear and pain that sometimes accompany these procedures.