Exposure to invasive procedures in neonatal intensive care unit admissions.

@article{Barker1995ExposureTI,
  title={Exposure to invasive procedures in neonatal intensive care unit admissions.},
  author={D P Barker and N Rutter},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition},
  year={1995},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={F47-8}
}
  • D P Barker, N Rutter
  • Published 1995 in
    Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and…
The nature and numbers of invasive procedures were studied in 54 consecutive infants admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit. Over 3000 procedures were recorded, 74% in infants below 31 weeks of gestation. One infant (23 weeks' gestation, birth weight 560 g) underwent 488 procedures. Heel prick blood sampling was the most common procedure (56%), followed by endotracheal suction (26%) and intravenous cannula insertion (8%). Invasive procedures which would cause pain or distress to a child are… CONTINUE READING