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Acute pain management patient information leaflets

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Caudal analgesia

Caudal analgesia is a very common method we can use to provide pain relief for children during and after their operation alongside their general anaesthetic. This leaflet will explain how it is performed, the benefits, risks and side effects, and give guidance for when your child is discharged.

Entonox - using Entonox during your child's procedure

This leaflet is about the use of Entonox during your child's procedure

Managing your child's pain at home after surgery

This leaflet explains more about pain relief for your child once you leave hospital.

Pain management for your child

This booklet explains some of the ways in which pain can be prevented or treated while your child is in hospital.

Specialised pain relief methods for your child

This leaflet outlines some of the specialised techniques that may be used to provide pain relief (analgesia) for your child during or after surgery. Your child's anaesthetic doctor will discuss these with you before an operation if they are appropriate.
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More patient information leaflets

For an A-Z list of all our patient information leaflets, please see the parents and visitors section.
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