7 October 2016

Paracetamol safe for premature babies

Premature babies undergo more than ten painful treatments per day at the average NICU (neonatal intensive care unit). For the first time, it was demonstrated that paracetamol is a safe form of pain relief for infants born before 32 weeks. This was the result of a study conducted at Máxima Medical Centre by Christ-jan van Ganzewinkel, a nurse specialist at the MMCs NICU. Van Ganzewinkel will receive his PhD from Maastricht University on 6 October 2016.