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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7) Another study reported an increase of 33% in reported pain after using the Neonatal Infant Pain Scale tool.
26,27,30) This supports Gallo's (21) study, which found a 33 percent increase in reports of pain assessment after using the Neonatal Infant Pain Scale tool in the ICU chart.
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).
The effectiveness of pain control was assessed by measuring the baseline heart rate (HR), respiratory rate (RR) and Neonatal infant Pain Scale (NIPS scale) before the start of procedure and measuring of these parameters for each step of circumcision.
Assess for pain/effectiveness of pain relief measures using the Neonatal Infant Pain Scale (NIPS) (see Table 3), on the following schedule: a.
2] saturations) were used for assessment in conjunction with the use of the Neonatal Infant Pain Scale (NIPS) (Lawrence et al.
Measurements of blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation were obtained along with a Neonatal Infant Pain Scale (NIPS) grading at five separate intervals (baseline, restraint, incision, Gomco[R] clamp application, and post circumcision) throughout the circumcision procedure.
In addition, the Neonatal Infant Pain Scale (NIPS) was utilized.
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