Bo Kennedy

Professor of Pediatrics

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    Research interests

    Reducing pain and distress in children undergoing emergency medical care by use of procedural sedation, local anesthesia, distraction, and other non-pharmacological methods.

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    Developing methods for reducing pain and anxiety, distress, in children undergoing care in the emergency setting. Methods include investigating efficacy, efficiency and safety of techniques for procedural sedation, manimizing local anesthesia pain for procedures such as intravenous catheter insertion, fracture reductions, laceration repairs, abscess drainage and non-pharmacological approaches to support the child's coping mechanisms when faced with anxiety provoking situations.

    Increasing public understanding of the impact of firearm injuries on children including means for securing firearms in the home, helping primary care providers explain risks and strategies to parents, investigating means to reduce recidivism in victims of violence. 


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