Safe and Effective Pain Control After Surgery
For Children and Teens
The Safe and effective Pain Control After Surgery for
Children and Teens brochure was designed
to help surgeons talk with their patients and families prior to surgery about
appropriate pain management options. The brochure includes a guide for parents and children to
help them decide when to take medications based on the types of activities
performed in the days following surgery.
Additionally, to help patients lower their risk of misuse and diversion of opioids, appropriate use of these medications for severe pain as well as storage and disposal techniques are discussed. The brochure also includes an insert that describes nonmedication therapies, commonly prescribed medications and their side effects, and a customizable, fillable form for patients to list their medications, doses, and times of administration following surgery.
View the Safe Pain Control brochure on the ACS website.
ACS members: $10 for each package of 25
Nonmembers: $30 for each package of 25