oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - A review of pain management in the neonate : evidence-based pharmacy practice
|Article Title||A review of pain management in the neonate : evidence-based pharmacy practice|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of Limpopo, Medunsa Campus|
|Publication Date||Aug 2011|
|Pages||10 - 13|
|Keyword(s)||Neonate, NSAID, Opioid, Oral sucrose, Pain manangement and Regional analgesia|
This is a review of pain management in the neonate. It involves the biology of pain, and various assessment methods. The management of pain is described as multifaceted involving behavioural, environmental and pharmacological interventions. Pharmacological options include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, opioid analgesics, regional analgesia and oral sucrose. A multidisciplinary approach is needed in managing pain in the neonate and it is advised that a ward protocol is drafted and followed in the neonatal intensive care unit.
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