Source guideline: None

Headache and Pain Care Pathway Template

Activity Action
AssessmentEvaluate and document pain using self-report wherever possible (usually in children 8 years of age and older) and by asking guardians where not possible (for children 2-7 years of age).
PreventionFollow local policies for pre-procedural anesthesia and analgesia including guided imagery, distraction and hypnosis.
TreatmentFor mild pain, offer acetaminophen.
For severe pain, offer acetaminophen or opioids.
Consider consult to pain team (depending on institutional availability) for severe or intractable pain.