Novembre 2002 - Volume XXI - numero 9

Medico e Bambino


Problemi non correnti

Prevenire il dolore da prelievo nel neonato

FEDERICO MARCHETTI, EGIDIO BARBI

Clinica Pediatrica, IRCCS “Burlo Garofolo”, Università di Trieste

PREVENTION OF PAIN FROM BLOOD SAMPLING IN NEWBORN BABIES

Key words: Pain, Newborn babies, Blood sampling, EMLA

Newborn babies are frequently exposed to painful procedures and blood sampling is the most frequent one. Recent studies have focused on this aspect and provided useful information. We know for example that blood sampling from the toes is more painful than i.v. sampling, and that anesthetic ointment (EMLA) is less efficacious when applied to toes as compared to venous sites for sampling. Perception of pain can be reduced by simultaneous administration of sugar, breastfeeding or cuddling. Professionals should know and apply all effective measures for avoiding and relieving pain from blood sampling in babies.

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F. Marchetti, E. Barbi Prevenire il dolore da prelievo nel neonato. Medico e Bambino 2002;21(9):581-583 https://www.medicoebambino.com/?id=0209_581.pdf


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