Infant Pain Management: Can we do better in 2022?

2 modules


Course Length
60 mins

Medela Global Education



This webinar will briefly describe an approach to developing a comprehensive pain program for infants. It will define infant pain and its short and long term consequences, while offering evidence based approaches to care. An in-depth review of sucrose, non-nutritive sucking and breastfeeding will further guide clinical practice. Thought provoking suggestions will be shared and opportunity for group problem solving will be encouraged.

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours; provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP 13692.



Sharyn Gibbins, NP, PhD

Dr. Sharyn Gibbins is a nurse scientist, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, quality improvement facilitator and senior leader at Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga Ontario, Canada. Her research focuses on improving outcomes for preterm infants. Her clinical passion is pain management, neurodevelopmental outcomes and nutrition science. Sharyn has expertise in building cross-continuum partnerships and relationships within and between professional groups.  She is passionate about the creation, implementation and sustainability of efficient, effective, evidence based health care service models which stand the test of time.


Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe an approach to creating a comprehensive infant pain program
  • Define pain and its harmful effects on infants
  • Examine efficacy of sucrose, non-nutritive sucking, breast milk & kangaroo care for procedural pain
  • List 4 strategies for managing procedural pain


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate Infant Pain Management

Learning Credits

Infant Pain Management: Can we do better in 2022?
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Great course on awareness of neonatal pain
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great course!
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nice presentation

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