Pain Management Talk to your pediatric surgeon to ensure you understand pain medication use, options and risks! Our care of pediatric patients extends beyond the operating room to help minimize pain and begin healing. APSA is proud to have collaborated with the American College of Surgeons to create the following resources. Effective Pain Control for Children. A brochure that covers common pain control therapies and medicines and opioid use, storage and disposal. Pain Management Plan. A template to track your child's medications after surgery. Let us know if these materials were helpful and how we can make them better. Take the survey.