Common office procedures and analgesia considerations

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013 Oct;60(5):1163-83. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2013.06.012. Epub 2013 Aug 6.


This article reviews common office procedures and analgesia considerations for pediatric outpatients. Layer times of onset of analgesics to coincide with procedures. Pediatric procedural distress is multimodal. Always address parent and child fear and attention, along with pain.

Keywords: Abscess; Analgesia; Anesthetic; Child life; Distraction; Laceration.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Analgesia / methods*
  • Analgesics / therapeutic use*
  • Child
  • Fear / drug effects
  • Fear / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Pain / drug therapy*
  • Pain / psychology
  • Pain Management / methods*


  • Analgesics