Implementing change in practice: Part 2- the change process

Sharon Nurse

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Pain management in premature and sick babies has long been recognisedas a vital component of neonatal care; however practices pertaining to painassessment and administration of analgesia remain variable in Neonatal Units(NNU). Sucrose has been identified as an effective agent in reducing pain during minorpainful procedures in premature babies but the uptake has been modest.This article (part 2) follows on from an earlier article on evidence to support theimplementation of sucrose administration as a measure for pain relief for minorprocedures (part 1) and will centre on practice-based change in the NNU and reflecton the strategies used as well as the effectiveness of the proposed change. A theoreticalchange model will be used as a framework to help unpack the influencesinherent within the change process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-213
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Neonatal Nursing
Issue number5
Early online date05 Jun 2014
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014


  • Implementing change
  • Evaluate
  • Audit
  • Sucrose
  • NNU


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