Dear members, patients and families,
Please stay safe, wash your hands and follow CDC guidance.
We recognize that during this pandemic many of you may face unique challenges. Our thoughts and well wishes are with you all, as you care for patients and go about your daily lives whether at home or at work.
While there are many resources currently available on multiple platforms, some of which are listed here, we wanted to list specific information for our pediatric pain clinicians and our patients and families who may be struggling with unparalleled obstacles. Please let us know if there are additional articles, websites, blogs, or other resources that you think might be helpful.
We are all in this together! #WeAreAllinThisTogether
Rita Agarwal, MD, FAAP
President, Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine
Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
California Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)
Telemedicine Implementation during COVID-19: Experience and Recommendations – Elliot J. Krane, MD
Pain Management Best Practices from Multispecialty Organizations during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Health Crises
Article by Chris Eccleston about need for e-health services, for Managing patients with chronic pain during the COVID-19 outbreak.
American Society of Pain Management Nurses (ASPM)
The New England Journal of Medicine–Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children
National Library of Medicine Abstracts
Caring for patients with pain during the COVID–19 pandemic: consensus recommendations from an international expert panel.
Shanthanna H, Strand NH, Provenzano DA, Lobo CA, Eldabe S, Bhatia A, Wegener J, Curtis K, Cohen SP, Narouze S. Anaesthesia. 2020 Jul;75(7):935-944. doi: 10.1111/anae.15076. Epub 2020 Apr 26.PMID: 32259288
COVID–19 During the Opioid Epidemic – Exacerbation of Stigma and Vulnerabilities.
Jenkins WD, Bolinski R, Bresett J, Van Ham B, Fletcher S, Walters S, Friedman SR, Ezell JM, Pho M, Schneider J, Ouellet L. J Rural Health. 2020 Apr 11:10.1111/jrh.12442. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12442. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32277731
MedPage Today Op-Ed
HealthDay: Predictors of Severe Disease ID’d in Children With SARS-CoV-2
Preparing Kids (and Parents) for COVID Vaccines
Preparing Kids (and Parents!) for COVID Vaccines: How can we help kids navigate needle phobia and pain?
Dr. Rachel Zoffness and Dr. Samina Ali have been published in Psychology Today column Pain Explained, titled Preparing Kids (and Parents!) for COVID Vaccines. The article offers tips and tools to address pediatric needle phobia and vaccine hesitancy. Read the article here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/pain-explained/202104/preparing-kids-and-parents-covid-vaccines