Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing
Research Article - Çocuk Sağlığı Ve Hastalıkları Hemşireliği

Examining the Methods Used to Reduce the Interventional Pain by Nurses in Pediatric Clinics


Muğla Sıtkı Koçman Üniversitesi, Fethiye Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Ana Bilim Dalı, Muğla


Ege Üniversitesi Hemşirelik fakültesi, Çocuk Sağlığı ve Hastalıkları Ana Bilim Dalı, İzmir

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2020; 17: 104-111
DOI: 10.5222/HEAD.2020.13334
Read: 614 Downloads: 298 Published: 01 November 2020

INTRODUCTION: This descriptive study was aimed at investigating the methods used by nurses working in pediatric clinics to reduce invasive pain. 
METHODS: The study was carried out between April 1, 2016 and December 30, 2016 at two university hospitals and two major state hospitals in İzmir. The study sample comprised 217 pediatric nurses.
RESULTS: Of the nurses participating in the study, 63.6% did not receive training on pain relief methods and most of them wanted to receive training on the issue. In all painful interventions, the most frequently used methods to relieve pain are giving information before the intervention, allowing parents to stay with the child during the intervention and touching the child. Among the pain relieving methods commonly used in other procedures are giving the child toys while the medicated plaster is removed, breastfeeding or using a pacifier during capillary blood collection, heel lance procedure, venous blood collection and arterial blood collection, giving rewards and/or toys after the insertion of peripheral venous catheters, administering local anesthetic during port needle insertion / removal, reduction of environmental stimuli during urinary catheter insertion / removal, and in ostomy care procedures, and carrying out breathing exercises during intramuscular (IM), subcutaneous (SC), and intradermal (ID) injections. 
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: In conclusion, it is recommended to include non-pharmacological pain relieving methods in clinical practices in addition to pharmacological methods.

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