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    Behavioral Observational Pain Scale (BOPS) for Post-Op Pediatric Pain

    Quantifies post-operative pain for children aged 1-7 years.
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    INSTRUCTIONS

    This pain scale is for use in patients 1-7 years old.

    One can also use the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Pain Scale (CHEOPS) for Post-Op Pediatric Pain as an alternative to the BOPS.
    When to Use
    Pearls/Pitfalls

    Children after undergoing surgery.

    Allows for simple, quick pain assessment in children 1-7 years old after surgery.

    Neutral/positive facial expression, composed, calm
    0
    Negative facial expression, concerned
    +1
    Negative facial expression, grimace, distorted face
    +2
    Normal conversation, laugh, crow
    0
    Completely quiet, sobbing and/or complaining but not because of pain
    +1
    Crying, screaming and/or complaining about pain
    +2
    Inactive, laying, relaxed with all extremities or sitting, walking
    0
    Restless movements, shifting fashion and/or touching wound or wound area
    +1
    Lying rigid and/or drawn up with arms and legs to the body
    +2

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    Advice

    The BOPS is easy to use when assessing pediatric pain.

    Critical Actions

    The BOPS requires close and attentive clinical evaluation of facial expressions, vocalization and body language.

    About the Creator
    Dr. Kanwaljeet J. S. Anand
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