Tuesday, September 20th
10:45am-12:15pm EDT


Topical Workshop


Other - Specific Pain Conditions/Pain in Specific Populations


716 B

Preventing and Treating Pain & Anxiety Caused by Needles: Implementing Lasting System-Wide Change

This presentation will focus on systems strengthening at the service level, using the example of an implementation program developed to improve procedure pain management and adopted in five children’s hospitals. The impact of the “Children’s Comfort Promise” initiative on driving reform in ‘right’ procedure pain care through use of audits (e.g., wait times for services, patient satisfaction, pain, clinical outcomes) will be described.


Dr. Stefan J Friedrichsdorf

Medical Director of the Center of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care and Integrative Medicine
University of California, San Francisco