Journal article

Nurses' knowledge and practices regarding pain management in newborns

Taine Costa, Lisabelle Mariano Rossato, Mariana Bueno, Izabela Linha Secco, Natalia Pinheiro Braga Sposito, Denise Harrison, Junia Selma de Freitas

Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP | UNIV SAO PAOLO | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To analyze nurses' knowledge and practices regarding pain management of newborns admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units. METHOD: A descriptive and cross-sectional study. Data were collected from 51 nurses based on an adapted questionnaire aimed at evaluating knowledge and practices regarding the management of neonatal pain in six hospitals in Curitiba and its Metropolitan Region. RESULTS: For most nurses (86.0%), neonates feel pain. A total of 34.7% of the nurses reported never using pain assessment scales. Pain management was recorded by 84.3% of the nurses. Administered pharmacological measures were Paracetamol and Fentanyl (47.1%) and Morphine (17.6%); while non-pharmacologi..

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