Where does it hurt? An interdisciplinary approach to improving the quality of pain assessment and management in the neonatal intensive care unit.

J. B. Friedrichs, S. Young, D. Gallagher, C. Keller, R. E. Kimura

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-159
Number of pages17
JournalNursing Clinics of North America
Volume30
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1995

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  • Nursing(all)

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