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Inventi Impact - Neonatal & Pediatric Nursing

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  • Inventi:hnpn/27948/19
    A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE ANALGESIC EFFECTS OF ADMINISTRATION OF ORAL GLUCOSE IN NEONATES UNDERGOING VENIPUNCTURE AT NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
    Teena Kavungal

    The investigator understood that new born babies experience pain more intense than older children and adults. Inadequately treated pain creates hyper analgesia and has negative impact on pain tolerance in newborns. Therefore, pain intervention must be considered as an important component of newborns. Oral administration of glucose significantly minimizes the pain of neonates. So this quasi experimental study aims to determine the analgesic effects of oral glucose in neonates undergoing venipuncture at neonatal intensive care unit of Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, Coimbatore. Using purposive sampling technique 30 samples were selected and data were collected using demographic performa and standardized neonatal pain assessment scale (SNEAS). Data was tabulated, analyzed and interpreted considering the objectives and hypothesis of the study using descriptive and inferential statistics. The result reveals that the pain score of experimental group (3.3) was significantly lower than that of pain score of control group (6.9). Thus the researcher concluded that oral administration of glucose is effective in reducing the pain of newborns during venipuncture.

    How to Cite this Article
    Teena Kavungal. A Study to Determine the Analgesic Effects of Administration of Oral Glucose in Neonates Undergoing Venipuncture at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Inventi Impact: Neonatal & Paediatric Nursing, 2019(2):76-78, 2019.
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