Prevenire il dolore da prelievo nel neonato

Translated title of the contribution: Prevention of pain from blood sampling in newborn babies

Federico Marchetti, Egidio Barbi

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Abstract

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 morepainful 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.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)581-583
Number of pages3
JournalMedico e Bambino
Volume21
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 30 2002

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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