Pain Management for Children during Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation

Kelly Vasquenza, Kathy Ruble, Allen Chen, Carol Billett, Lori Kozlowski, Sara Atwater, Sabine Kost-Byerly

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Pain management for children during bone marrow and stem cell transplantation is a significant clinical challenge for the health care team. Pain management strategies vary by institution. This paper reports on the use of a pediatric pain management service and patient- and caregiver-controlled analgesia for children undergoing transplant. This 2-year retrospective chart review examined the pain management practices and outcomes of children undergoing bone marrow and stem cell transplants in a large urban teaching hospital during 2008 and 2009. We concluded that patient- and caregiver-controlled analgesia is a well-tolerated modality for pain control during hospitalization for transplantation at this institution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)156-162
Number of pages7
JournalPain Management Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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