Evidenced-based clinical practice guideline for management of newborn pain

Spence, Kaye, Henderson-Smart, David, New, Karen, Evans, Cheryl, Whitelaw, Jan, Woolnough, Rowena and Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network (2010) Evidenced-based clinical practice guideline for management of newborn pain. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health., 46 4: 184-192. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1754.2009.01659.x


Author Spence, Kaye
Henderson-Smart, David
New, Karen
Evans, Cheryl
Whitelaw, Jan
Woolnough, Rowena
Australian and New Zealand Neonatal Network
Title Evidenced-based clinical practice guideline for management of newborn pain
Journal name Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health.   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1034-4810
Publication date 2010-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2009.01659.x
Volume 46
Issue 4
Start page 184
End page 192
Total pages 9
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Aim:
To facilitate the uptake of evidence and to reduce the evidence practice gap for management of newborn pain through the development of a clinical practice guideline.

Method:

An audit of practice and an appraisal of clinical practice guidelines were undertaken to establish current practices and guideline availability for the management of newborn pain in 23 hospitals in Australia. Guidelines were appraised using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation instrument. A literature search was undertaken to acquire the evidence for best practice for management of newborn pain.

Results:
Neonatal units in 17 hospitals had clinical practice guidelines. Each was peer reviewed and assessed according to the domains of the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation instrument. There was lack of consistency across the guidelines. As a result, a best practice guideline was developed based on current best evidence and the Royal Australian College of Physicians recommendations. To facilitate an ongoing compliance with the guideline, an audit tool was included together with algorithms for procedural pain and pain assessment.

Conclusion:

The clinical practice guideline can be used by clinicians in varying settings such as the neonatal intensive care and special care unit. The document can be used to support existing practices or challenge clinicians to close the evidence practice gap for the management of newborn pain. © 2010 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians).
Keyword Assessment
Clinical practice guideline
Management
Newborn pain
Procedural pain
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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