To provide the pediatrie practitioner with the appropriate factual information about biofeedback techniques and hypnotherapeutic methods that can appropriately assist them in their care of children's pain and anxiety. This issue is devoted to what is currently known in this arena, and to help practitioners feel comfortable in beginning to utilize and apply techniques and strategies for handling specific problems in the individual office and hospital practice of pediatrics.
HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE
Pediatricians can receive Category I credits for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association by reading the following articles and successfully completing the quiz at the end of the issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages.
The Pre-Test below has been prepared to assist you in studying the following material. It indicates some of the areas to be covered and will make it possible for you to challenge your present knowledge of the material before reading further.
1. Younger children have an increased tolerance for pain, as compared to schoolaged children.
2. Hypnoanalgesia is a simple and effective method of pain control which can easily be learned by most children.
3. Any biological function that can be monitored and presented to the child in a comprehensible manner is subject to self control and biofeedback.
4. Thumbsucking and enuresis may each individually present in what percentage of 6-year-old children?
Answers to the Pre-test: