An Analysis of “Efficacy of Swaddling and Heel Warming on Pain Response to Heel Stick in Neonates: a Randomized control trial”
The following is an analysis of a professional nursing journal article that examines the effects of heel warming, swaddling, and no intervention on the pain level of neonates after heel stick procedures. The authors Shu, Lee, Hayter and Wang (2014) explore the effectiveness of different interventions for reducing pain in neonates during heel sticks using a randomized control design study and convenience sampling to form groups for this research.
The main problem that is being addressed is the issue of pain in…show more content… This study has significance to nursing because the subjection to long term painful stimuli can have long term effects on cognitive and motor development in neonates as cited in Shu et al. (2014. p. 3108). Current neonatal pain management in the clinical setting has been found to be insufficient (Shu et al., 2014. p. 3108). Healthcare providers are patient advocates and understanding the effects of swaddling and heal warming on possible reduction in pain on the neonatal population will increase the quality of care provided. Heel stick procedures are used to sample blood in infants and this procedure was used in this study to examine the the use of swaddling and heel warming as interventions for reducing pain in infants.
“The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of swaddling and heel warming for reducing pain in neonates undergoing heel stick procedures” (Shu et al., 2014. p. 3108). The study was performed by measuring the increase or decrease in a participants’ heart rate (HR), oxygen saturation (SaO2), and NIPS in response to a heel stick. Recovery time after heal stick was measured using a stopwatch to measure the time it took HR, SaO2 to normalize and crying to stop (Shu et al., 2014. p. 3112).
To be able to duplicate the study addressed in the article here are the parameters that need to be followed. The study type is a randomized controlled design using convenient sampling. The study was conducted over