Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2017 , Vol 8, Issue 2
Pain In Newborns and The Nurse’S Role In Pain Management
Esma Akcan1, Sevinç Polat2
1Akdeniz Üniversitesi, Kumluca Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Hemşireliği, Kumluca, Antalya, Türkiye
2Bozok Üniversitesi, Sağlık Yüksek Okulu, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Hemşireliği, Yozgat, Türkiye
All neonates in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), or during the first days of life, undergo painful and stressful procedures. Pain experienced during the neonatal period may lead to negative outcomes, especially in preterm neonates. For this reason, it is important and necessary to determine and evaluate the pain conditions of newborns. All health professionals are responsible for examining, removing, or reducing pain. So, nurses need to have sufficient knowledge, ability and experience on the mechanisms, evaluation and control of pain. Keywords : nurses, newborn, pain, pain management