ESRA Academy. Elsagh A. Sep 8, 2016; 138544; 0412 Topic: ACUTE PAIN SERVICE (APS) - PAIN MANAGEMENT AT HOME
Mrs. Azamolmolouk Elsagh
Mrs. Azamolmolouk Elsagh

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Background and Aims:

Procedural pain can cause short-and long-term effects in infants. It is imperative for nurses to prevent pain in neonates.  Evidence exists supporting the benefits of neonatal  massage  to increase neonatal physical and mental development reducing pain, and enhancing immune function. 

Goal: The aim of this study is management of pain in neonates with limb massage before venipuncture  


A total of 44 preterm infants( 34-36 weeks) who met criteria participated and were randomly assigned to the massage or control group. Neonates in massage group received stroking technique of massage 15 min before venipuncture on the target limb.For measurement the score of pain, NIPS was used during venipuncture. Data analyzed with SPSS software using t-test.


The findings of the present study indicated that in massage  group the mean pain score was (1.2) & in control group was (6.7) The t-test results showed that massage made a significant reduction of pain score in comparison with the control group.


This method is suggested in pain management and control during painful procedures for infants and compared with whole- body  massage, takes less time.

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