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Pain management practices surrounding lumbar punctures in children: A survey of Canadian emergency physicians. CJEM 2018 May 23:1-5 PMID: 29789038

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CLINICIAN'S CAPSULE What is known about the topic? Few physicians adhere to recommendations surrounding analgesia for pediatric lumbar punctures (LPs). What did this study ask? How willing are emergency physicians to provide analgesia for pediatric LPs? What did this study find? Compared to older children, the willingness to provide analgesia was suboptimal in a young infant. Why does this study matter to clinicians? Knowledge translation should focus on dispelling misconceptions and emphasize the importance of analgesia for young infants undergoing LPs.

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Poonai N, Brzozowski V, Stang AS, Drendel AL, Boisclair P, Miller M, Harman S, Ali S


Amy L. Drendel DO Associate Professor in the Pediatrics department at Medical College of Wisconsin

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