To the Point Article - Pain Reduction During During Infant and Pediatric Phlebotomy
Would you like to lessen the pain your younger patients feel when you perform their venipuncture? You’re not alone. A great deal has been published that sheds light on pain reduction during venipuncture. This article, the most exhaustive literature review on the subject, summarizes the results of nearly 50 published studies on pain reduction techniques, strategies, and anesthetics. Categories include parental involvement, oral analgesics, aromatherapy, topical anesthetics, iontophoresis, and touch therapy.