NICU sucrose policy

  1. I am currently working on getting a policy in place for the use of sucrose in our NICU. At the last place that I worked, it was used, but there was no policy in place for it's use.

    If anyone is willing to share the policy that they use in their NICU, that would be a great help!

    Thanks!
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   BittyBabyGrower
    We dont' have policy per se, but it is addressed in our pain management protocol.
  4. by   EricJRN
    Here is the policy for one hospital (not mine):

    http://www.hosp.uky.edu/pharmacy/for...eline12-04.pdf
  5. by   lovemyjob
    Our policy is based on gestational age (or corrected age.) Those under 35 weeks can have .2 ml x 1, can only be repeated if MD orders. Those over 35 weeks get 2 ml and there is no limit. Cant find the link for the p&p.
  6. by   kcangel
    If you send me private mail with your email addy, I can email you ours.
    angela
  7. by   nxcMSNRN
    I work in a Level 2-3, 20 bed NICU and I am also looking for a policy on sucrose (sweet ease). Can you please email me your policy also. I would truly aprecaite it. My email address nac8ddd@yahoo.com. THANKS! ~ nxcMSNRN
  8. by   agiboma
    In the NICU where my son stayed for 2.5 months, they used sucrose prior to any painful procedure and also to help sooth "fussy babies"

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