Nurses' attitudes to pain management during routine venepuncture in young children

Title

Nurses' attitudes to pain management during routine venepuncture in young children

Creator

Melhuish S; Payne H

Publisher

Paediatric Nursing

Date

2006

Subject

Child; Humans; Pain Measurement; Questionnaires; Age Factors; Severity of Illness Index; Nursing Assessment; Nursing Methodology Research; Child Advocacy; Nursing Staff; Patient Rights; Practice; Preschool; Attitudes; PedPal Lit; infant; Health Knowledge; Hospitalized/psychology; Child; Nurse's Role/psychology; Attitude of Health Personnel; administration/psychology; Hospital/education/organization &; Pain/diagnosis/etiology/prevention & control/psychology; Pediatric Nursing/education/organization & administration; Phlebotomy/adverse effects

Description

Venepuncture is one of the most commonly performed clinical procedures carried out on young children. Evidence indicates inconsistency in the use of pain management strategies during these procedures. A survey method was used to explore nurses' views on the experience of pain by infants and toddlers and the pain management techniques they use. All children's nurses on the general medical and surgical wards at one hospital site were invited to participate (n=55)
45 responses were receive (81 per cent). These children's nurses believe that infants and toddlers feel more pain and display more distress than older children. Respondents reported that pharmacological preparations were not generally used on infants prior to venous cannulation

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

2018-02-06 18:38:35

Issue

20-3

Citation

Melhuish S; Payne H, “Nurses' attitudes to pain management during routine venepuncture in young children,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 23, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13163.

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