Acute pain service

The Acute Pain Service (APS) follows hospitalized children for acute pain episodes related to an injury, an operation and/or pain from an illness. 

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Programs and services

The service provides different types of pain management techniques including patient-controlled analgesia pumps, epidural infusions or regional blocks, and many other modalities. The APS provides support to surgical and medical services for pain management difficulties and works in conjunction with the Chronic Pain Clinic. Services also include teaching for staff, patients and families, guideline development, and on-site and/or off-site workshops for healthcare professionals.

Our team

Department head: 

Dr Chantal Frigon, director

Staff members:

  • Johanne Soucy, Nurse Clinician
  • Annik Otis, Clinical Nurse Specialist



Helping Your Child Deal With Pain 

Du sucre contre les aiguilles (an interview with Dr. Chantal Frigon for La Presse)

Easing Children’s Pain

IWK Health Center: It Doesn't Have to Hurt - Are your kids upset about the pain and distress of getting a needle? It doesn’t have to be this way. Watch the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research’s 2-minute video for tips on how to ease the discomfort. And the best news? These tips are all backed by scientific research! Click here.
Link to a video series called Question Opioids, aimed at patients who have not started opioid medications. It hopes to empower patients with important information so an informed decision can be made about starting opioids. Click here to watch.


Refer a patient 

Room: B 04.2431, Glen site
To make an appointment : 514-412-4400 # 22630, 22021
Fax : 514-412-4341

Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants