DFTB in EMA #4 – Spoonful of sugar: Improving the palatability of emergency department visits for children and their families

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Whilst it has been available online for some time now the fourth EMA article from the DFTB team has just hit doormats across Australia.

“Pain, fever, fatigue and fear can all add to anxiety and distress for unwell children and their families, as well as making assessment of their clinical state even more difficult. This article aims to describe some ways of helping the medicine go down for your paediatric emergency patients.”

Click here for the link to the full article – ‘Spoonful of sugar’

Reference:

Lawton, B., Davis, T., Goldstein, H., and Tagg, A. (2015) Spoonful of sugar: Improving the palatability of emergency department visits for children and their families. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 27:504506. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12506.

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