Tiniest Warriors : Managing Pain Through Music

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Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) play a pivotal role in providing specialized care to critically ill newborns. Despite the life-saving interventions they are offered, many infants in the NICU often experience painful procedures and medical interventions. It is well-established that neonates have the capacity to perceive pain, and the consequences of unmanaged pain in this vulnerable population can be profound. Pain is often cared for through pharmacological interventions without looking for deep cause. However, implementing non-pharmacological interventions such a music therapy can differentiate procedure pain from complication pain.

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Premature infant pain profile (PIPP), Music therapy, Premature infants
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