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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 8
First page : ( 749) Last page : ( 753)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2019.01979.X

Effect of Ice Pack Application on Pain During Venipuncture among the Children Admitted in Selected Pediatric Units of Sangli, Miraj, Kupwad Corporation Area

Dani Rohini1,*, Kale Aparna2, Dani Pravin3

1Clinical Instructor, College of Nursing, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Sangli

2Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Sangli

3Professor, College of Nursing, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Sangli

*Corresponding Author: Mrs. Rohini Dani, College of Nursing, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Sangli-416416, Email: rohinipdani@gmail.com

Online published on 26 September, 2019.

Abstract

“A study to assess effect of ice pack application on pain during venipuncture among the children admitted in selected pediatric units of Sangli, Miraj, Kupwad corporation area”. Background: Pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. Intrusive procedures such as venipuncture are really a stressful event for children. Venipuncture in the paediatric population can be the most distressing event associated with medical encounters. A nurse has to help the children through such procedure. The nurse caring the child during procedure has a double task. One is helping the child and parents effectively and the other is ensuring the effectiveness of procedures. Objectives: 1. To assess the level of pain during venipuncture in control group. 2. To assess the effect of Icepack application on pain during venipuncture in experimental group. Methodology-Research design selected for the present study was quasi experimental-post test only control group design to assess the effect of ice pack application on pain during venipuncture among the children. The sample comprised of 50 children in experimental and 50 children in control group. Sample was selected using Non probability purposive sampling technique. The pain during venipuncture was assessed using FLACC pain scale. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Result: The mean pain score of control group was 7.96 and mean score of experimental group was 5.4 with a P value of 0.000 which was significantly high. This shows that severe pain is less in experimental group compared to control group. Conclusion: The results of this study proved that the use of ice pack application prior to venipuncture is effective intervention for reducing venipuncture-related pain. It was concluded from the statistical tests that practicing ice pack application prior to venipuncture was effective in reduction of pain during venipuncture in children. Ice pack application has a significant effect on pain during venipuncture.

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Keywords

Effect, Ice pack Application, pain during venipuncture.

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