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dc.contributor.advisorChipps, Esther
dc.contributor.advisorSweet, Michele
dc.creatorBainbridge, Erin
dc.description.abstractNeonates in respiratory distress are commonly placed on Bubble Nasal Continuous Airway Pressure (NCPAP). To maintain a patent airway and ensure proper functioning of NCPAP, neonates on NCPAP must be suctioned. Suctioning can be one of the most painful procedures done in NICUs. Nurses’ conclusions regarding timing and methods of suctioning vary. To date, there is no evidenced based practice for suctioning procedures for neonates. Lack of evidence based practice regarding frequency and method for suctioning NCPAP neonates has led to variable suctioning techniques across NICUs (Mann, Sweet, Buck, & Chipps, 2013). The purpose of this study is to examine NCPAP neonate’s pain responses to suctioning. A convenience sample of 15 neonates who meet the inclusion criteria are being recruited from the NICU at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Neonates will be videotaped before, during, and after suctioning. An RN observer will be present for each suctioning to monitor heart rate, oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, and Premature Infant Pain Profile (PIPPs). The neonates PIPP score will be evaluated prior to suctioning and after the suctioning care. Descriptive analysis will be used to determine the neonate’s PIPP score variability and to categorize these changes by gestational age. We hope that this study will provide a basis for future studies to find solutions to the neonates pain experience during suctioning.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Association of Neonatal Nursingen_US
dc.publisherThe Ohio State Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Ohio State University. College of Nursing Honors Theses; 2015en_US
dc.titlePain Response to Suctioning in Neonates on Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressureen_US
dc.description.embargoNo embargoen_US
dc.description.academicmajorAcademic Major: Nursingen_US

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