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Arterial puncture pain of the newborn: prior note of a comparative study

Roberta Tognollo Borotta Uema, Ieda Harumi Higarashi


Problem: Neonates admitted to the intensive care unit go through several challenges with a wider range of procedures necessary for their survival, most of them painful. Aim: check the effectiveness of implementing a bundle for pain management during arterial puncture in the baby admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Method: This is a quasi-experimental, comparative study of the type before and after, in which data were collected through non-participating observation of punctures, conversation wheels, and application of a semi-structured questionnaire on the subject with nursing professionals. Preliminary results: The preliminary analysis allows us to state that bundle can bring about a decrease in pain scores during arterial puncture; however, the awareness of professionals is still flawed and based on their subjective knowledge.


Pain; Nursing Care; Intensive Care Units, Neonatal.


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