Hospital care and medical interventions are sources of separation and stress, leading to a diminished capacity for the infant to endure painful procedures and situations. Involvement of parents in newborn pain management is of increased interest in both research and clinical settings.
Recent research has focused on finding non-pharmacological interventions or sweet tasting solutions as a substitute to drugs; or at least to decrease the number of drug doses needed for optimal analgesia. There is a growing interest in interventions that involve parents, e.g. skin-to-skin care, breastfeeding, or facilitated tucking by parents.
Despite the growing knowledge base on non-pharmacological interventions, clinicians and parents often struggle with which strategy should be recommended as first line therapy or whether several should be given in combination. In this one-hour webinar presentation, Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo will describe the powerful benefits of integrating parents in to the neonatal pain management care plan as well as the effective ways to implement these interventions in clinical settings.
Marsha Campbell-Yeo, PhD, NNP-BC, RN