Journal article

Pain management interventions in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit: A scoping review

Ahmad Ismail, Paula Forgeron, Viola Polomeno, Huda Gharaibeh, William Dagg, Denise Harrison

INTENSIVE AND CRITICAL CARE NURSING | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To map research based pain management interventions used in the paediatric intensive care unit. METHODOLOGY: A scoping review of research literature has been conducted. Five databases were searched from their inception to end 2015 (CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, PsychINFO, and ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global). Reference lists from the screened full text articles were reviewed. RESULTS: 7046 articles were identified, 100 underwent full text screening and 27 were included in the scoping review. Seventeen (63%) were non-experimental, and 10 (37%) were experimental, of which 8 (30%) were randomised controlled trials. The majority of the articles focused on pharmacological interventio..

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