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Rev Bras Enferm. 2013 Sep-Oct;66(5):663-7.

[The non-nutritive sucking of premature newborn as a nursing technology].

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This is an experimental study with a quantitative approach, whose goal was to demonstrate that non-nutritive sucking is effective in pain management during installation, by the nursing staff, of nasal CPAP in preterm infants; and to demonstrate that the use of non-nutritive sucking, concomitantly with the installation of nasal CPAP can be considered a nursing technology. The target population consisted of 20 preterm infants undergoing installation or reinstallation of this artifact, totaling 30 procedures. The newborns were divided randomly into two groups, control and experimental, in which non-nutritive sucking was offered, the same do not happening with the control group. The reactions of pain were measured by the scale of NIPS. In 100% of the procedures that occurred concomitant with non-nutritive sucking, newborns did not feel pain; and 100% of the newborns showed pain when such suction was not offered. We conclude that the procedure can be classified as a technology of nursing care.

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