Journal article

Be Sweet to Babies During Painful Procedures

Denise Harrison, Catherine Larocque, Jessica Reszel, JoAnn Harrold, Cheryl Aubertin

Advances in Neonatal Care | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Breastfeeding (BF), skin-to-skin care (SSC), and sucrose effectively reduce babies' pain during newborn blood work, but these strategies are infrequently used. Our team developed a parent-targeted video intervention showing the effectiveness of the 3 pain management strategies. PURPOSE: To evaluate neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) parents' (1) baseline knowledge and previous use of BF, SSC, and sucrose for procedural pain management; (2) intention to advocate/use BF, SSC, or sucrose for their infants' future blood work after viewing the video; (3) intention to recommend the video to other parents; and (4) perceptions of the video and identify areas for improvement. METHODS: Cr..

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