Dolore da venipuntura: come trattarlo?

Translated title of the contribution: Venipuncture pain: How to treat it?

Veronica Guastalla, Marta Minute, Silvana Schreiber, Elena Neri, Egidio Barbi

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Venipuncture, although it is relatively simple and fast, is one of the painful procedures which is most frequently performed on paediatric patients. The pain in this context is present in 50% of children, and has been rated as moderate to severe in 36% of children aged 3 to 6 years and 13% of those aged 7 to 17 years. The response to pain is influenced and shaped by past painful experiences. Infants who have not been adequately treated in regard to procedural analgesia undergo a real conditioning. Considering that pain has two basic components, nociception and suffering, the best approach will be multidisciplinary, based on pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies.

Translated title of the contributionVenipuncture pain: How to treat it?
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)440-445
Number of pages6
JournalMedico e Bambino
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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