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    Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Pain Scale (CHEOPS) for Post-Op Pediatric Pain

    Quantifies pain post-operatively in pediatric patients 1-5 years old.
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    INSTRUCTIONS

    One can also use the Behavioral Observational Pain Scale (BOPS) for Post-Op Pediatric Pain as an alternative to the CHEOPS.
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    Children in the post-operative period.

    Allows for standardized assessment of post-operative pain in children.

    No crying
    +1
    Moaning
    +2
    Crying
    +2
    Screaming
    +3
    Smiling
    0
    Composed, neutral
    +1
    Grimace
    +2
    Positive statements
    0
    Not talking
    +1
    Complains but not about pain
    +1
    Complains about pain
    +2
    Complains about pain and other subjects
    +2
    Neutral/resting
    +1
    Shifting
    +2
    Tense
    +2
    Shivering
    +2
    Upright
    +2
    Restrained
    +2
    Child not touching their wound
    +1
    Reaching for their wound
    +2
    Touching their wound
    +2
    Grabbing vigorously at wound
    +2
    Arms are restrained
    +2
    Neutral position
    +1
    Squirming/kicking
    +2
    Drawn up, tensed legs
    +2
    Standing/kneeling
    +2
    Legs are restrained
    +2

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    The CHEOPS is widely trusted in post-operative settings.

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    Dr. Patrick J. McGrath
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