pain relief

  1. Anybody using Sucrose prior to painful procedures such as heel pricks, immunisations? What are your experiences? what pain assessment tool are you using? Again thanks for your ideas. Corks
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    Joined: Jul '03; Posts: 46; Likes: 3
    neonatal nurse


  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    Has NICU scale here.

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  4. by   prmenrs
    We do use that oral sucrose on babies who can't eat, etc., sometimes they like it, sometimes it doesn't distract them long enough.
  5. by   Mimi2RN
    We use sucrose on our babes, using a leuer tip syringe. It works best with the older/bigger babies......put a drop or two on his (or her) tongue, and watch him taste it and smack his lips. Then put a paci in. It won't work on every baby, but it helps some. It's also useful with starving breast feed only babies, with or w/out a paci.

    At least it can help them fall asleep till mom comes back.
  6. by   NicuGal
    We use it , but I don't know if it works that great. It seems that most respond more to patting and rubbing. Just my 2 cents.
  7. by   CatRN
    Hi there....
    Have used sucrose, Sweet Eaze, 12% Sucrose.....they seem to work okay with a pacifier....personally I think it's more the consoling of the sucking that calms them than the sucrose. Studies have shown that the sucrose releases natural pain relievers in the body, especially neonates. I think it hurts either way, it's simply a form of distraction.