Children's Minnesota in the News

Dr. Friedrichsdorf talks with the New York Times about taking the pain out of needles

Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf, medical director of pain and palliative care, spoke with the New York Times about Children’s Minnesota’s hospital-wide commitment to reducing or eliminating needle pain. In the second article in a series of four, Dr. Friedrichsdorf explained the four pillars of the Comfort Promise and shared the success Children’s has seen with this program and how it has helped reduce fear and pain experienced at the pediatrician. You can read the full article here: Taking the Pain Out of Children’s Shots. You can read the additional columns in the series here:

Part 1: Pain After Surgery

Part 3: Helping Children Conquer Chronic Pain

Part 4: Balancing the Risks and Benefits of Opioids for Children

Hayley Sitz