The Compact Clinical Guide to Infant and Child Pain Management is a lab coat–sized reference that provides the information needed to help manage pain in children. This book is one of a series of books focusing on pain management across the lifespan and across the continuum of care. It is appropriate for bedside clinicians, including advanced practice nurses, who may not specialize in pain management or palliative care nursing.

The book is composed of 7 sections that focus on different components of pain management; each section has 2 to 4 chapters. The book starts with an overview of pain in infants and children, discussing the problems related to pain management in this age group, including undertreatment and long-term sequelae when pain is not managed. Appropriate tools and assessments for the various age groups are reviewed; figures include the different pain scales available.

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