The Effect of Three Different Methods on Venipuncture Pain and Anxiety in Children: Distraction Cards, Virtual Reality, and Buzzy® (Randomized Controlled Trial) September Journal Club
Over 50% of children verbalized being afraid of shots which leads to venipuncture pain and anxiety. Acknowledging different interventions to decrease pain and anxiety will benefit patient outcomes and decrease patient/family fear levels in regards to required venipunctures.
After reading this article nurses will be able to describe the effect of DC, VR, and Buzzy® on venipuncture pain and anxiety in children.
Upon completion of this article, the reader will be able to explain the significance of utilizing non-pharmacological interventions with venipuncture in children.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is _1_ contact hours.
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation