Neonatal pain response to heel stick vs venepuncture for routine blood sampling

Shah, Vibhuti S.; Taddio, Anna; Bennett, Sian; Speidel, Brian D.
September 1997
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Sep1997, Vol. 77 Issue 2, pF143
Academic Journal
No abstract available.


Related Articles

  • Comparison of Pain Response to Venepuncture Versus Heel Lance Blood Sampling in Term Neonates. Shrestha, M.; Adhikari, R. K. // Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society;May-Aug2012, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p99 

    Introduction: Pain in neonates is largely underestimated and neglected. Pain experience can alter clinical outcome, brain development and subsequent behavior in newborns. Numerous newborns undergo blood sampling routinely in nurseries/NICUs and these procedures are often done without pain...

  • Comparison of Pain Response to Heel Prick and Venepuncture in Term Babies. Manuprakash, S. K.; Varadarajshenoy, K. K. // Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development;Jul-Dec2012, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p80 

    Objective: The objective of the study was to know the difference in the behavioural pattern that appear with painful stimuli in term neonates and also to compare the pain response to venepuncture & heel prick for blood sampling in term neonates. Method: 70 healthy term neonates between 37 weeks...

  • Topical amethocaine gel for pain relief of heel prick blood sampling: a randomised double blind controlled trial. Jain, A.; Rutter, N.; Ratnayaka, M. // Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Jan2001, Vol. 84 Issue 1, p56 

    Background-Heel prick blood sampling is a commonly performed and painful procedure in the newborn infant. Use of a topical local anesthetic does not relieve this pain. A 4% w/w amethocaine gel (Ametop) reduces the pain of venepuncture in the newborn but has not been tried with heel pricks....

  • Heel stick test for obtaining blood samples in neonates: both swaddling and heel warming may help, but heel warming appears to provide greater pain reduction. Xiaomei Cong // Evidence Based Nursing;Oct2015, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p118 

    The article comments on a study which focused on the use of a heel stick test method to get blood samples from neonates. Topics covered include the behavioral outcomes associated with unrelieved pain in patients. Also mentioned are signs that the test has alarming effects on neonates such as...

  • CORRECTIONS.  // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jun2012, Vol. 97 Issue 6, p583 

    A correction to the article "Heel blood sampling in European neonatal intensive care units: compliance with pain management guidelines" that was published in the 2011 issue is presented.

  • Fear of venepuncture as a barrier to testing for blood-borne infection and use of an oral fluid test as an alternative to venepuncture in a genitourinary medicine clinic. McClean, A. J.; Taylor, A. J.; Mortimer, A. M. // Sexually Transmitted Infections;Feb2007, Vol. 83 Issue 1, p66 

    Objective: A survey of 505 consecutive patients attending a UK genitourinary medicine clinic (GUM) included a psychometric tool to compute a fear of venepuncture (FOV) score, responses to the offer of venepuncture and to alternative testing. Method: An oral fluid test (OFT) was available to test...

  • Venepuncture is preferable to heel lance for blood sampling in term neonates. Ogawa, S.; Ogihara, T.; Fujiwara, E.; Ito, K.; Nakano, M.; Nakayama, S.; Hachiya, T.; Fujimoto, N.; Abe, H.; Ban, S.; Ikeda, E.; Tamai, H. // Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Sep2005, Vol. 90 Issue 5, pF432 

    Background: The analgesic effect of oral sucrose in newborn infants undergoing painful procedures is generally accepted. For blood sampling, some studies have shown that venepuncture (VP) is less painful than heel lance (HI). Objective: To determine the least painful and most effective method...

  • Review: venepuncture is less painful than heel lance for blood sampling in neonates.  // Evidence Based Nursing;Jul2008, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p72 

    The article discusses research being done on whether venipuncture is less painful than heel lance for blood sampling in healthy neonates. It references a study by V. Shah and A. Ohlsson, published in the 2007 issue of "Cochrane Database of Systems Review." The researchers found that venipuncture...

  • Heel stick pain reduced when babies are held and swaddled.  // Infectious Diseases in Children;Jan2011, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p45 

    The article discusses research conducted by researchers from the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, which reported that holding and swaddling newborns provided relief from pain during routine blood sampling or heel lance procedures.

  • Oral sucrose analgesia for preterm infant venepuncture.  // Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Jan2004, Vol. 89 Issue 1, p17 

    Studies of oral sucrose solution for procedure related pain in neonates have been subjected to a meta-analysis and a systematic review, several problems have been noted, and only one small trial focused on the role of oral sucrose for preterm venepuncture. This study shows that heart rate...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics