Please Don’t Hurt Me!

Kids, pain, and the emergency department can be a set up for disaster.  In this podcast, three pediatric specialists get into why that is and how we can all be better at treating kids in pain.

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Dr. Julia Magaña, Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UC Davis

Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis


Kimberly Wheatley, RN, UC Davis Pediatric Nurse

Katheryn Finan, UC Davis Child Life Specialist


The Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award (U07MC37471) totaling $3M with 0 percent financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit


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EIIC Pediatric Pain toolkit

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Johnson TJ, Weaver MD, Borrero S, Davis EM, Myaskovsky L, Zuckerbraun NS, Kraemer KL. Association of race and ethnicity with management of abdominal pain in the emergency department. Pediatrics. 2013 Oct;132(4):e851-8. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-3127. Epub 2013 Sep 23. PMID: 24062370; PMCID: PMC4074647.

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