Analgesics Administered During Minor Painful Procedures in a Cohort of Hospitalized Infants: A Prospective Clinical Audit
Denise Harrison, Peter Loughnan, Elizabeth Manias, Linda Johnston
JOURNAL OF PAIN | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 2009
UNLABELLED: A number of evidence-based consensus statements relating to pain in infants include recommendations concerning effective pain management during painful procedures. Yet numerous studies have shown that procedural pain remains poorly managed in neonatal intensive care units. The aim of this prospective clinical audit was to ascertain analgesics administered during skin-breaking, minor painful procedures occurring over the entire course of a hospitalization in a cohort of infants with a length of stay of 28 days or more. Data were collected on aspects relating to utilization of oral sucrose specifically for minor painful procedures as well as administration of opioid analgesics or o..View full abstract
Supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award and a Murdoch Childrens Research Institute trainee award for the duration of this study (Dr Harrison).