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Neonatal Pain: The Evidence and the Knowledge to Action Gap

by Denise Harrison, RN, PhD
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP, 1 Nursing Contact Hours, 1 CME
  • Handout: No

There is abundant high-quality evidence demonstrating analgesic effects of breastfeeding, skin-skin care and sweet solutions (sucrose and glucose) for newborn infants during short lasting acute painful procedures. There is also growing and concerning evidence about long lasting adverse effects of painful procedures. Yet, studies continue to show that painful procedures are routinely performed on newborns with no pain management. This presentation will include an overview of the three recommended newborn procedural pain management strategies and the knowledge to action (KTA) gap concerning utilization of evidence in practice. Barriers and facilitators to using the three strategies in diverse clinical settings will be discussed and knowledge translation strategies being used to address KTA gaps in pain management in newborns will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Describe analgesic effects of breastfeeding, skin-skin care and sweet solutions

Objective 2: Use the Be Sweet to Babies videos in their diverse clinical settings

Objective 3: Demonstrate support and advocacy for mothers, fathers, other family members to hold their babies skin-skin during non-urgent blood work when feasible and appropriate

Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits:  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks