6 Positions to Reduce Pain and Increase Comfort in Pediatrics

A Guide for Parents and Healthcare Professionals brought to you by The Meg Foundation for Pain and Child Life On Call

Research shows holding kids down (especially on their backs) for medical procedures is a bad idea. It creates avoidable stress and trauma for kids and their caregivers.

It makes those moments more challenging which can cause problems (like healthcare avoidance and fear) in the future.

What procedures does this guide work for?

Who is this guide for?

For Parents and Trusted Adults

Your participation is essential.




You set the tone for comfort and pain management.



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Being close to a trusted adult is powerful. It lessens pain and brings comfort when kids need it most. This guide shows you how to keep kids safe, and help them feel supported, during medical procedures. From the Meg Foundation for Pain and Child Life On Call.

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