Identifying a premature infant's response to noxious stimuli and knowing when it is appropriate to intervene are major issues for the caregiver. After completing a pilot study, the staff of a 42-bed neonatal intensive care unit targeted improved pain assessment and management for further analysis. Using a series of Plan, Do, Check, and Act cycles they designed a stepwise set of interventions that resulted in the improved assessment and management of the neonate in pain.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Nursing Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Mar 1995|
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