An evidence-based multidisciplinary protocol for neonatal circumcision pain management
NLM Title Abbreviation
J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs
Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing
DOI of Published Version
Pain experienced in infancy may have effects later in life. Neonatal circumcision is a common painful procedure. In addition to dorsal penile nerve block, interventions that may have a role in minimizing pain and distress in neonatal circumcision include use of a sucrose pacifier, buffered lidocaine, small needles, acetaminophen, swaddling, and environmental modification. The evidence for each intervention is presented and evaluated. Implementation of a comprehensive evidence-based circumcision pain control standard of practice is discussed.
Circumcision, Male/adverse effects/nursing, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Male, Pain/etiology/therapy, Practice Guidelines as Topic
Published Article/Book Citation
Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing, 31:4 (2002) pp.403-410.