Inpatient Acute Pain Service

Conditions, Treatments and Services

The MAGIK (Making Aches Go Away In Kids) acute pain service cares for hospitalized children with pain associated with:

  • Surgery
  • Trauma or injury
  • Acute exacerbation of chronic pain
  • Specific illness or disease
  • Headaches
  • Acute abdominal pain
  • Limited mobility
  • Complications of treatments

How We Alleviate Pain

We can provide pain control using a variety of techniques, which include:

  • Intravenous opioids using Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) pumps
  • Regional Therapies
    • Epidurals
    • Spinals
    • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Massage
  • Topical therapies to minimize pain with needle sticks

Acute Pain Expert Team

The Acute Pain Service team includes:

  • Physicians
  • Intensivists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Social Worker
  • Psychologists
  • Anesthesiologists 

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Psychological and Psychiatric Support

We offer psychological and psychiatric support for children and their families to help cope with the stressors of living with acute pain and guide them with techniques to help improve daily functioning.