Neonatal Infant Pain Scale

Neonatal Infant Pain Scale

Neonatology An assessment tool for measuring pain in preterm and full-term neonates, used to monitor a neonate before, during and after a painful procedure–eg, a venipuncture; NIPS assesses facial expression, strength of cry, breathing patterns, activity of arms and legs, state of arousal
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These included the Neonatal Facial Activity Coding System (4), the Neonatal Infant Pain Scale (2,3), crying (1,4,5), grimacing (1), and physiological parameters such as heart rate (1,2,4,5), respiratory rate (2,3), blood pressure and oxygen saturation (5,6).
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