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This article has been approved by the National Association for Neonatal Nurses Certification Board for Category B credit toward recertification as an NNP.

Purpose of Activity

To present a study conducted to improve acute and chronic pain measurements for neonates in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) through implementation of the Neonatal Pain, Agitation, and Sedation Scale (N-PASS).

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify the challenges involved and the proficiency required for assessing and managing neonatal pain.
  2. Outline the methods used to implement the N-PASS and educate NICU providers on its use.
  3. Compare the Neonatal Infant Pain Scale (NIPS) with the N-PASS.
Price: $17.95


  • ANCC 1.5 CH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH
  • GA - BON 1.5 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223.

Test Code: ANC0818
Published: Aug 2018
Expires: 6/4/2021
Required Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Amita Desai, DNP, CRNP, NNP-BC; Susan Aucott, MD; Karen Frank, DNP, APRN-CNS; JoAnne Silbert-Flagg, DNP, CRNP, IBCLC
Categories: Neonatal , Pain Management
Specialties: Neonatal