Introduction This study was conducted to determine pain relief using non- pharmacalogical strategy during routine ROP screening conducted in a clinical setting.
Methodology An observational, exploratory quantitative study of 28 ROP screenings was performed in a NICU level III. Pain assessment tools were Premature Infant Pain Profile (PIPP) and Skin Conductance Algesimeter (SCA). Non- pharmacalogical strategy included a fed and content infant, swaddled and nested in a physiological position. Facilitated tucking provided of a nurse including use of pacifier and sucrose 24% regularly every third minute.
Results Both PIPP and SCA showed that group 1; the first eye of the first time ROP screening the infant expressed no pain to any fraction of the examination. Group 2; examination of the second eye of the first ROP screening together with all the following examinations both PIPP and SCA detect increased pain.
Conclusion Using non- pharmacalogical strategy during ROP screening appears to have some pain relief. However, no firm conclusion can be drawn due to the uncertain variables.
Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.