Some parents are reportedly not giving their children enough pain medication following surgeries.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – A new study suggests a number of children don’t get an adequate amount of pain medication after they’ve had surgery. As reported by HealthDay News, researchers found that 25 percent of children do not receive a sufficient amount of medication for pain from their parents following procedures such as tonsil removal.
As noted in the report, the findings may be attributed to a number of reasons and not receiving the recommended amount of pain medication may have various outcomes. Some medical experts reportedly state that many young patients are taken to emergency rooms for pain related issues following surgery.
Dr. Kenneth Goldschneider, director of the division of pain management at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, is quoted by HealthDay News as stating of the issue, “There’s a lot of nervousness on using pain medications… We need to educate parents on how to use these medications.”
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