Debbie Gearner Thompson, APRN, BC, MS, PNP, is a Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX.
Utilizing an Oral Sucrose Solution to Minimize Neonatal Pain
Article first published online: 11 JAN 2005
Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
Volume 10, Issue 1, pages 3–10, January 2005
How to Cite
Thompson, D. G. (2005), Utilizing an Oral Sucrose Solution to Minimize Neonatal Pain. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 10: 3–10. doi: 10.1111/j.1088-145X.2005.00002.x
- Issue published online: 11 JAN 2005
- Article first published online: 11 JAN 2005
- Accepted for publication May 7, 2004.
issues and purpose. To present an evidence-based practice protocol for oral sucrose administration to minimize neonatal procedural pain.
conclusion. Examination of published research may provide additional modalities to expand an established pediatric pain-management program.
practical implications. The extensive research evaluating oral sucrose supports its inclusion in a pediatric pain-management program. A thorough implementation plan will allow new modalities to be included to optimize procedural pain relief for hospitalized neonates with minimal staff resistance and improved patient outcomes.