Barriers to Pediatric Pain Management: A Brief Report of Results from a Multisite Study.


Jane B. Pettit Pain and Headache Center, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Electronic address: [Email]


Pain management is essential for the care of hospitalized children. Although multiple barriers have been identified that interfere with nurses' ability to provide optimal pain management, it is not known how pervasive are these barriers across the United States.