Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Pain Assessment and Management Considerations for Preterm and Newborn Infants

  • Preterm and sick infants are exposed to numerous painful procedures during their hospitalization.
  • Prevention and consistent management of pain is important to reduce adverse effects affiliated with repeated painful procedures.
  • When planning drug dose, infant weight must be taken into consideration.
Clinical Management
Assessment and Management of Pain - 3rd Edition
Point of Care Resources