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Giving Tuesday – Tuesday, November 29, 2022

    Make a Difference in Children’s Pain This Giving Tuesday   Dear Colleagues, Thank you for being part of SPPM, a Society dedicated to “Better Care of Children in Pain.” Your work, engagement and the vital contributions to pediatric pain management have made a difference to children’s lives, but together we can strive to do […]

CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain

The CDC has just released an updated clinical practice guideline for prescribing Opioids for Pain. Although, the guideline is for patients over 18 years of age, pediatric practitioners often consult adult guidelines to guide their own practice. The guideline addresses the following four areas: 1) determining whether or not to initiate opioids for pain, 2) […]

Elimination of Postoperative Narcotics in Infant Robotic Pyeloplasty

Meier et all has recently published a case series looking at robotic pyeloplasty in the pediatiric population utilizing a pathway that included caudal single injection block, acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Patients were not given an opioid prescription at discharge and none were seen within the 30 day postoperative period due to pain. Follow the link to […]

Article of the Month: Chronic Postsurgical Pain in Children and Young Adults with Cancer and Choice of Regional Anesthesia for Amputation and Limb-sparing Surgery

Dr. Doralina L. Anghelescu et al have published a retrospective study examining regional anesthesia for pediatric patients who undergo amputation/limb sparing surgery and whether particular techniques help decrease chronic postsurgical pain. SPOILER: one method showed significantly decreased rates of chronic postsurgical pain of a neuropathic nature. Follow the link for free access to the paper: […]

DEA National RX Take Back Day

The DEA would like patients to know about the opportunity to dispose of unwanted, unused medications on Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 10am-2pm, and they can go to https://www.dea.gov/takebackday#collection-locator to find a location near their home.  

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