Patient position during peripheral venipuncture in young children

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In a paediatric unit, their observations and analysis have improved children’s experience of this invasive procedure, with a need for less restraint. In this context, the sitting position seems beneficial for the young patient” Dario-Meyer et al (2018).

Abstract:

The children’s nurse has several missions including that of caring for the child in a holistic approach, ensuring their physical safety and psychological security. When performing peripheral venipunctures in young children, caregivers must implement strategies to relieve pain and prevent psychological traumas which may generate stress for subsequent care procedures. In a paediatric unit, their observations and analysis have improved children’s experience of this invasive procedure, with a need for less restraint. In this context, the sitting position seems beneficial for the young patient.

Reference:

Dario-Meyer, A., Sangare, S. and Dumas Laussinotte, A. (2017) The sitting position during peripheral venipunctures in young children, a practice to develop. Soins. Pédiatrie, Puériculture. 39(300), p.43-46. .

doi: 10.1016/j.spp.2017.11.010.

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