After a procedure, it is useful to talk about it with your child. It is particularly good to talk about what they did that helped them to cope. This helps your child to understand what happened and, if more procedures are needed, it can make it easier for them to develop effective coping strategies for next time.
- Allow your child to talk about their feelings
- Help them with any worries
- If they are old enough, you can even problem solve about what makes the pain worse and what makes it better.
- If you are concerned about your child’s level of distress about procedures, talk to their burns team.