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Pain management of neonatal intensive care units in Japan.
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PMID:  23311590     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIM: To describe current neonatal pain management, and individual and organizational factors that can improve neonatal pain practice from the viewpoints of both head nurses and head neonatologists in Japan. METHODS: An anonymous questionnaire was sent to general perinatal maternal and child medical centers which had level 3 units across Japan. RESULTS: A total of 61 of 89 head nurses and 54 of 89 head neonatologists replied. The responses of head nurses and head neonatologists were almost the same. More than 60% of units (head nurses, 65%; head neonatologists, 61%) did not use pain scales, and about 63% units (both head nurses and head neonatologists) had no rules for health care professionals on the best methods for implementing pain relief for painful diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Only 17% of head nurses and 24% of head neonatologists considered that nurses and physicians in their units collaborated in pain management, and less than 20% of units (both head nurses and head neonatologists) had written guidelines for their unit on neonatal pain management. CONCLUSION: This study suggested that Japanese neonatal intensive care units need national guidelines for pain management, and these might improve collaboration between nurses and physicians in minimizing neonatal pain. ©2013 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica ©2013 Foundation Acta Paediatrica.
Mio Ozawa; Kyoko Yokoo
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1651-2227     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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©2013 The Author(s)/Acta Paediatrica ©2013 Foundation Acta Paediatrica.
Midwifery and Maternal-Newborn Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University.
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