N-PASS Scale

  1. I would like to know if anyone is using the Neonatal pain, agitation, & Sedation scale (N-PASS scale). How do you find it? Is it helpful in assessing pain and effectiveness of sedation in preterm and term neonates?
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  3. by   Gompers
    Use it, love it, wanna marry it.
  4. by   nekhismom
    Used it before, and I liked it a lot better than the junk we use now (PIPP/comfort scale)
  5. by   MsJessikia
    I think its great... especially since it gives the preemie babies an automatic score...
  6. by   sparkyRN
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    I would like to know if anyone is using the Neonatal pain, agitation, & Sedation scale (N-PASS scale). How do you find it? Is it helpful in assessing pain and effectiveness of sedation in preterm and term neonates?
    Can you give me more information on N-PASS? My unit is in desperate need of something clinically objective for pain assessment to take to our director. He thinks the morphine is just to make the nurse happy :angryfire
  7. by   Gompers
    Quote from sparkyRN
    Can you give me more information on N-PASS? My unit is in desperate need of something clinically objective for pain assessment to take to our director. He thinks the morphine is just to make the nurse happy :angryfire

    All the information you need is on the website:

    http://www.n-pass.com/

    You can look at the chart, learn to use it, read about it's development, etc.

    I believe there was also an article about it in one of the neonatal nursing journals - don't remember which one, but a lit search should bring it up.


    Good luck!

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