Our Pledge to You
At American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, we promise to do all we can to quickly treat your child's pain and discomfort. Our approach includes both non-drug techniques, as well as medicines to keep your child comfortable. Our staff knows about all of these options. They can help you choose which ones are best for your child. You know your child better than anyone else. We believe parents and caregivers are a vital part of the health care team.
- Comfort positions
We start with non-opioid (non-narcotic) medicines. These could include acetaminophen (Tylenol®) and ibuprofen (Motrin®). We use these as much as possible. When these aren't enough, we use opioid (narcotic) medications. We try to reduce the amount of opioids your child may need for pain.