Routine procedures in NICUs: factors influencing pain assessment and ranking by pain intensity.

  title={Routine procedures in NICUs: factors influencing pain assessment and ranking by pain intensity.},
  author={Eva Lucia Cignacco and Jan P. H. Hamers and Lilian Stoffel and Richard A. van Lingen and Natascha Sch{\"u}tz and Romano Mueller and Luc J. I. Zimmermann and Mathias Nelle},
  journal={Swiss medical weekly},
  volume={138 33-34},
BACKGROUND Pain associated with routine procedures in NICUs is often inadequately managed. Barriers to more appropriate pain management are nurses' and physicians' knowledge and the challenges of collaborative decision-making. Few studies describe the differing perceptions of procedural pain intensity among nurses and physicians in NICUs which could complicate common decision-making. This study set out to explore the factors influencing pain intensity assessment and to gain insight into a… CONTINUE READING
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