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An evidence-based multidisciplinary protocol for neonatal circumcision pain management
Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing
  • J. Geyer
  • D. Ellsbury
  • Charmaine Kleiber, University of Iowa
  • D. Litwiller
  • A. Hinton
  • J. Yankowitz
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
7-1-2002
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs
PubMed ID
12146929
Abstract

Pain experienced in infancy may have effects later in life. Neonatal circumcision is a common painful procedure. In addition to dorsal penile nerve block, interventions that may have a role in minimizing pain and distress in neonatal circumcision include use of a sucrose pacifier, buffered lidocaine, small needles, acetaminophen, swaddling, and environmental modification. The evidence for each intervention is presented and evaluated. Implementation of a comprehensive evidence-based circumcision pain control standard of practice is discussed.

Keywords
  • Circumcision,
  • Male/adverse effects/nursing,
  • Humans,
  • Infant,
  • Newborn,
  • Male,
  • Pain/etiology/therapy,
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing, 31:4 (2002) pp.403-410.
Disciplines
Citation Information
J. Geyer, D. Ellsbury, Charmaine Kleiber, D. Litwiller, et al.. "An evidence-based multidisciplinary protocol for neonatal circumcision pain management" Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing Vol. 31 Iss. 4 (2002) p. 403 - 410 ISSN: 0884-2175
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/charmaine_kleiber/32/