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2021 Mar 11

Am J Perinatol

Procedural Analgesia in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Initiative.


Reddy S, Nesargi SV, Stevens S, Jose J, Babu H
Am J Perinatol. 2021 Mar 11.
PMID: 33706395.


 Neonates perceive pain which also has adverse long-term consequences. Newborns experience several painful procedures a day. Various methods of analgesia may be used but are underutilized. The SMART aim of this project was to increase the use of procedural analgesia from 11.5 to 75% in 6 months by using quality improvement principles.