The use of massage to reduce pain and stress associated with retinopathy of prematurity screening
Massage was implemented into a level three neonatal unit in Scotland. The Neonatal Pain, Agitation and Sedation Scale (NPASS) was used to measure the preterm infants’ pain prior to, during and post-retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening. Staff and parents provided feedback/testimonials on their experiences with the massage therapy.
Advanced Specialist Nurse – Neonatal Practice Education
Advanced Practitioner Neonatal Occupational Therapist
Neonatal Unit, University Hospital Wishaw, ScotlandBrooks M., Currie G.The use of massage to reduce pain and stress associated with retinopathy of prematurity screening. Infant 2023;19(5):174-78.
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