Partnering with Parents and Healthcare Providers to Reduce Pain in Babies - 15 September 2021 at 12:30pm (AEST)


There are effective evidence-based strategies to reduce pain in infants during painful procedures, however these are inconsistently used in practice.
Parent targeted and staff targeted publicly accessible videos show analgesic effects of breastfeeding, skin-skin care and sucrose during painful procedures.
Promoting family centred care includes facilitating parents to be present and involved during their babies' painful procedures.

About the presenters:

Denise Harrison
Professor of Nursing I University of Melbourne
Denise leads the Be Sweet to Babies program of research which focuses on improving pain management for neonates, infants and young children in partnership with parents, clinicians, interdisciplinary researchers and trainees.
Her team’s co-produced parent targeted YouTube videos show heel lancing and venipuncture while babies are being breastfed, held skin-skin and given sucrose and health-care provider targeted video demonstrates best ergonomics for performing heel lancing while the babies are being breastfed or held skin-skin.

Melinda Cruz
Founder & Board Director I Miracle Babies Foundation

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