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July 1, 2005 - Carbohydrate Nutrition News

Clinical Protocol for Oral Sucrose Use in Minimizing Neonatal Pain


Thompson, DG. 
Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, Jan-Mar 2005;10(1):3-10. 

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. 

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