Pediatric Acute Pain Service

We provide inpatient pain management services for children in the hospital with a variety of pain problems. These range from postoperative pain to acute exacerbations of pain associated with chronic medical problems (such as cancer), and pain associated with medical procedures. Although the primary physicians who care for these patients often provide very good pain treatment, we are available to provide consultation for more complex patients or for specific therapeutic questions.

We provide a number of methods to control pain, including:

  • Patient controlled analgesia (PCA) pumps
  • Epidurals
  • TENS units
  • Nerve blocks

Our goal is to keep the children safe and comfortable, so we have a variety of safety protocols in place, as well as 24-hour-a-day physician coverage.

If your child will be having an operation that requires him or her to be admitted to the hospital afterwards, ask your doctor how pain will be controlled and if the Acute Pain Service might be of benefit. We are not always needed, but we are always available and willing to help.


1 Children’s Way, Slot 203
Little Rock, Arkansas
Phone: 501-364-2933
Fax: 501-364-2939