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Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e31820e11de
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Soft on Sticks: An Evidence-Based Practice Approach to Reduce Children's Needlestick Pain

Jeffs, Debra PhD, RN; Wright, Carol BSN, MAHA, RN; Scott, Angela MNSc, RN, PCNS-BC, APN; Kaye, Joanne RN; Green, Angela PhD, NNP-BC, APN; Huett, Amy BSN, RN

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Abstract

Soft on Sticks is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, evidence-based practice initiative that was implemented to ensure consistent use of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions to reduce pain associated with needlestick procedures performed on children. Pre- and postimplementation data from children, parents, and nurses showed positive results from the practice change and identified areas for further improvement.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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