Problems of Nurses in Using Techniques for Reducing Injection Pain in Children

Document Type : Original Article


Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran


One of the most important children's rights is health priority, which is a moral issue in the management of pain in children admitted to the hospital. This study aimed to identify nurses' problems in applying methods of reducing pain in children. In this descriptive study, 40 nurses working in pediatric unit were selected by convenience sampling method. Data were collected by questionnaires, which consisted of demographic characteristic, and problems in the methods of reducing injection pain in children and data were analyzed by descriptive statistics. From the dimension of personnel management, lack of time, in educational dimension, unavailability of pain measurement instrument and dimensions of environmental-equipment and motivation, inadequate equipment and the low satisfaction in terms of income have been named as most important barriers in the application of pain reduction methods. Nurses participating in this research have multiple problems in the use of methods to reduce pain during injections for children. The presence of guidelines and considering of pain management methods in job description, training workshops in this area, providing the appropriate equipment for applying the methods to reduce pain and improve working conditions of nurses can be helpful.