Having a medical procedure or a lab draw can be fearful for children. Even if it is their first time or they have had a bad past experience, there are ways to make these procedures easier for children. In this presentation, age-specific behaviors that should be kept in mind when interacting with the pediatric population and parents will be discussed. Pain management products and techniques utilized at Mayo Clinic will be shared, including creams, sprays, music therapy, and child-life specialists. The overall goal is to provide the tools necessary to show children that a lab draw doesn’t have to be scary or painful.
Laboratory Services Assistant Supervisor
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
This series is appropriate for phlebotomists, phlebotomy managers, phlebotomy educators, and other patient-care staff involved in specimen collection.
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