PAIN--perception and assessment of painful procedures in the NICU.

  title={PAIN--perception and assessment of painful procedures in the NICU.},
  author={Carl Denis Britto and Suman Rao Pn and Saudamini V Nesargi and Sitara Nair and Shashidhar Rao and Theradian Thilagavathy and Armugam Ramesh and Swarnarekha Bhat},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  volume={60 6},
This prospective cross-sectional study was undertaken to determine the frequency of procedural pain among 101 neonates in the first 14 days of admission to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in South India and to study the perception of health-care professionals (HCP) about newborn procedural pain. The total number of painful procedures was 8.09 ± 5.53 per baby per day and 68.32 ± 64.78 per baby during hospital stay. The most common procedure was heel prick (30%). The HCP were administered a… CONTINUE READING
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