A review of pain management in the neonate

Natalie Schellack

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Abstract

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. © Medpharm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-13
Number of pages4
JournalSA Pharmaceutical Journal
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2011

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