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Neonatal Infant Pain Scale (NIPS)

Purpose:

To use the Neonatal Infant Pain Score (NIPS) to evaluate pain in the preterm and full-term neonate.

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

R52

Description:

The Neonatal Infant Pain Scale (NIPS) is a behavioral assessment tool for measurement of pain in preterm and full-term neonates. This can be used to monitor a neonate before, during and after a painful procedure such as venipuncture. It was developed at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

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