Journal article

A Cross-Sectional Review of Pain Management Interventions Used for Painful Pediatric Blood Draw Procedures in Hospital

Jennifer Revell, Chantal Backman, Susan Vasily, Denise Harrison

PAIN MANAGEMENT NURSING | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Hospitalized children continue to experience procedural pain due to inconsistent implementation of readily available, evidence-based pain interventions. AIMS: To explore the prevalence of painful blood-testing procedures, pain management interventions, child-caregiver perceptions of effectiveness of, and satisfaction with, pain interventions, and adherence to best practice guidelines. DESIGN: A single-site cross-sectional study using a combination of child-caregiver interviews and chart reviews for hospitalized children, 0-18 years. METHODS: Interviews gathered information about the child's most recent blood test, procedural pain management intervention use, and participant perce..

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