Effectiveness of Involving Parents During Minor Invasive Procedures of the Neonates Admitted in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): A Review based on Available Literature

Authors : Sabitri Acharya; Dr. Deepak Sethi

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 7 - July

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8211264

Introduction: Painful procedures are unavoidable in neonatal care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The involvement of parents during these procedures has gained increasing recognition as an important component of providing holistic care for neonates. This abstract explores the importance of involving parents during painful procedures in the NICU and its potential benefits for newborns.  Objectives: 1. To identify the various methods of parents’ involvement during the minor invasive procedures of their neonates in the NICU. 2. To explore the benefits of involving the parents during the minor invasive procedures of their neonates in the NICU.  Methods: An extensive review of existing literature and scholarly articles available on Pub Med CINHL, Science Direct, Cochrane, and Google Scholar databases was done using a specific search approach for each database, covering the period from 2020 to 2023. Initially, relevant article titles were collected, and through a screening process, a subset of articles was chosen for further evaluation. Ultimately, based on predefined inclusion criteria, 10 articles were selected for in-depth analysis.  Results: Parents’ involvement during minor invasive procedures like venipuncture, heel prick, phlebotomy, etc. in the form of skin-to-skin contact, facilitated tucking, mother’s lullaby, and breastfeeding revealed significantly low pain scores and reduced discomfort in neonates.  Conclusion: In conclusion, involving parents in simple procedures in the NICU offers considerable benefits for both the parents and the infant. By recognizing the importance of parental involvement and providing appropriate support, healthcare facilities may establish an atmosphere that optimizes infant care and outcomes in the NICU.

Keywords : Minor Invasive Procedures, Neonates, NICU, Parents.


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