Wisconsin — Targeted Issue

Educational Pediatric Pain Management Program for the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P)

Sept. 1, 2007 - Aug. 31, 2008

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Project Overview
The effects of untreated pain in children are well documented in the literature. However, pain assessment (PA) and pain management (PM) remains inadequate, particularly in children. Education of emergency medical technicians-paramedics shows promise in improving PA and PM in children. The goals of this project are to (1) implement a previously piloted prehospital educational program (PAMPPER) to increase prehospital PA and PM in children; (2) evaluate the effect of PAMPPER on EMT-P documentation of PA and PM practice, specifically the use of narcotic analgesia, in eligible children at each site; and (3) increase EMT-P knowledge and knowledge retention of PA and PM.

(grant moved to UT Southwestern after year 1)
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Name Role(s) Phone Email
Halim Hennes, MD
  • Principal Investigator