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Use of ketamine in uncontrolled acute and procedural pain

04 January 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article explores the role of ketamine in pain management. Ketamine is an analgesic used to treat uncontrolled acute and procedural pain. It has protective...

Effects of watching cartoons on pain scores in children undergoing venepuncture

13 December 2018

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence and practice

Background Children experience pain and restlessness during invasive procedures. Aim To determine the effect of watching cartoons on pain scores and the duration of...

Does parental anxiety affect children’s perception of pain during intravenous cannulation?

28 October 2019

Nursing Children and Young People


Background Pain associated with invasive medical procedures is a significant cause of anxiety for parents. This may increase children’s anxiety, pain and fear. Aim...

Sucrose for analgesia in newborn infants undergoing painful procedures

22 March 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Summary statement The mission of the Cochrane Nursing Care Field (CNCF) is to improve health outcomes through increasing the use of the Cochrane Library and...

Procedural pain management in patients with cancer

06 June 2018

Nursing Standard


Pain has been identified as one of the most significant factors in patients’ experience of cancer and its treatment. Pain experienced during cancer treatment...

Management of procedural pain in adult patients

08 December 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Procedural pain in adults is not well documented in the literature. This article provides practical advice for healthcare professionals on how to assess and manage...

Using smartphone technology and social media to introduce a new pain relief method during the fitting of contraceptive subdermal implants

23 August 2018

Primary Health Care

Sexual health

This article describes how a personal smartphone and an online video-sharing platform were used to produce and then disseminate an interactive training resource to...