Pain management during immunization


PUBLISHED: 2018 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Effectiveness of a hospital-based postnatal parent education intervention about pain management during infant vaccination: a randomized controlled trial

Effectiveness of a hospital-based postnatal parent education intervention about pain management during infant vaccination: a randomized controlled trial

Parents have reported that they want to learn how to reduce pain in infants during vaccinations. The objective was to compare different levels of intensity of postnatal education about pain mitigation on parental self-reported use of interventions at future infant vaccinations. Hospital-based postnatal education increased parental use of pain interventions at infant vaccinations and can be added to existing education.

Authors: Taddio A et al.
Journal Issue: 42
Journal Title: CMAJ
Journal Volume: 190
Publisher: Canadian Medical Association

PUBLISHED: 2017 CATEGORY: Parents TYPE: PDFNeedles don't have to hurt

Needles don't have to hurt

Offers tips and information to parents to help reduce children's pain and stress during immunizations.

Publisher: Parents Canada

PUBLISHED: 2015 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Reducing pain during vaccine injections: clinical practice guideline

Reducing pain during vaccine injections: clinical practice guideline

Pain from vaccine injections is common, and concerns about pain contribute to vaccine hesitancy across the lifespan. Non-compliance with vaccination compromises the individual and community benefits of immunization by contributing to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. Individuals may also engage in broader noncompliant behaviours if they acquire a fear of needles as a result of negative vaccination experiences. There are many evidence-based treatments to mitigate pain at the time of vaccination; however, most are not routinely used. The current guideline expands on and updates the 2010 guideline with recommendations across the lifespan. This enhanced scope led to a revised team name of HELPinKids&Adults. The intended audience is all health care providers who administer vaccine injections.

Authors: Taddio A et al.
Journal Title: Canadian Medical Association Journal
Publisher: Canadian Medical Association

PUBLISHED: 2010 CATEGORY: Health care providers TYPE: External Link Reducing the pain of childhood vaccination: an evidence-based clinical practice guideline

Reducing the pain of childhood vaccination: an evidence-based clinical practice guideline

Injections for vaccinations, the most common source of iatrogenic pain in childhood, are administered repeatedly to almost all Canadian children throughout infancy, childhood and adolescence. The pain associated with such injections is a source of distress for children, their parents and those administering the injections. . . . Minimizing pain during childhood vaccination can help to prevent distress, development of needle fears and subsequent health care avoidance behaviours. . . . Our objective was to develop a clinical practice guideline . . . to assist clinicians in managing procedure-related pain and distress among children undergoing vaccine injections.

Authors: Taddio A et al.
Journal Issue: 18
Journal Title: Canadian Medical Association Journal
Journal Volume: 182
Publisher: Canadian Medical Association

PUBLISHED: 2008 CATEGORY: Health care providers, Parents TYPE: PDFConquering Pain : the Hidden Cost of Immunization : proceedings of the workshop

Conquering Pain : the Hidden Cost of Immunization : proceedings of the workshop

Proceedings from a workshop held January 28, 2008, University of Toronto, Toronto. Includes executive summary, main messages, summary of presentations, review of interventions and techniques, target groups for knowledge translation and recommendations.

Authors: Taddio A
Publisher: University of Toronto