Managing vaccination pain in children

Christine Chambers (@DrCChambers) and Denise Harrison (@dharrisonCHEO) led an EBN Twitter Chat (#ebnjc) focusing on managing vaccination pain in children. The issues discussed are summarised here.

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  1. The biggest challenges in managing vaccination pain in children was seen as getting people to take the issue seriously.
  2. The consequences of mismanaged pain were highlighted
  3. Current practices relating to managing vaccination pain were discussed
  4. The use of breastfeeding and sucrose for managing vaccination pain in babies was highlighted. One participant asked whether the paper from the Lancet in 2010 was ever used as a reason not to use sucrose
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