Italian Journal of Pediatrics (2020-07-01)

COnsensus on Pediatric Pain in the Emergency Room: the COPPER project, issued by 17 Italian scientific societies

  • Franca Benini,
  • Ilaria Corsini,
  • Emanuele Castagno,
  • Davide Silvagni,
  • Annunziata Lucarelli,
  • Luca Giacomelli,
  • Angela Amigoni,
  • Gina Ancora,
  • Marinella Astuto,
  • Fabio Borrometi,
  • Rosa Maria Casilli,
  • Elena Chiappini,
  • Renato Cutrera,
  • Arianna De Matteis,
  • Giuseppe di Mauro,
  • Anna Musolino,
  • Andrea Fabbri,
  • Federica Ferrero,
  • Martina Fornaro,
  • Michele Gangemi,
  • Paola Lago,
  • Francesco Macrì,
  • Luca Manfredini,
  • Luigi Memo,
  • Annamaria Minicucci,
  • Paolo Petralia,
  • Nicola Pinelli,
  • Roberto Antonucci,
  • Silvia Tajè,
  • Emiliano Tizi,
  • Leo Venturelli,
  • Stefania Zampogna,
  • Antonio F. Urbino

DOI
https://doi.org/10.1186/s13052-020-00858-9
Journal volume & issue
Vol. 46, no. 1
pp. 1 – 3

Abstract

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Abstract In the pediatric setting, management of pain in the emergency department – and even in common care – is a challenging exercise, due to the complexity of the pediatric patient, poor specific training of many physicians, and scant resources. A joint effort of several Italian societies involved in pediatrics or in pain management has led to the definition of the PIPER group and the COPPER project. By applying a modified Delphi method, the COPPER project resulted in the definition of 10 fundamental statements. These may represent the basis for improving the correct management of children pain in the emergency department.

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