Posttonsillectomy pain in children.

@article{Sutters2014PosttonsillectomyPI,
  title={Posttonsillectomy pain in children.},
  author={Kimberly A Sutters and Glenn Isaacson},
  journal={The American journal of nursing},
  year={2014},
  volume={114 2},
  pages={36-42; quiz 43}
}
Tonsillectomy, used to treat a variety of pediatric disorders, including obstructive sleep apnea, peritonsillar cellulitis or abscesses, and very frequent throat infection, is known to produce nausea, vomiting, and prolonged, moderate-to-severe pain. The authors review the causes of posttonsillectomy pain, current findings on the efficacy of various pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions in pain management, recommendations for patient and family teaching regarding pain management, and… CONTINUE READING
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