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Pain Management in Pediatric Trauma
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Released: 08/11/2022
Expires: 08/10/2025
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Pain Management in Pediatric Trauma

Estimated completion time: 60 minutes

Target Audience: The Trauma healthcare team and other clinical departments
Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the learner should be better able to:

  1. Review pain management modalities that exist in the pediatric population. 
  2. Review age appropriate pain scales and interventions for various age groups.
  3. Discuss nonpharmacologic interventions for pain that can be employed.
  4. Gain insight towards the benefits and risks of employing pharmacologic interventions.

Faculty Presenter: 

Caitlin Feeks, DO, FAAP

Christine Russo, CPNP-PC

Faculty Bio:
Caitlin Feeks is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician from Stony Brook Children's Hospital in Stony Brook, New York. She completed her Pediatric residency at Maimonides Infants and Children's Hospital of Brooklyn and her Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at SUNY Downstate / Kings County Hospital. Her academic and research interests include physician burnout, procedural simulation and resident education. 

Christine Russo began her nursing career in a year long RN Emergency Department Residency Program through Catholic Health Services. After recognizing her desire to work in an academic teaching environment, she transitioned to Stony Brook University Hospital, where she discovered her love for Pediatrics in the Emergency Department. She became a board-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 2021, and currently works as Stony Brook Children's Pediatric Trauma Program Manager. 



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Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CE Credit
1 COP Credit
1 TCAA CME Credit
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