Preparing a child for IV


Intravenous literature: Breiner, S.M. (2009) Preparation of the Pediatric Patient for Invasive Procedures. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 32(5), p.252-256.


It is well documented in pediatric literature that intrusive healthcare experiences can have a profound negative impact on a child’s psychological well-being for months to years after the experience. The purpose of this article is to share some general techniques and strategies for fostering patient coping. By utilization of techniques for preparation, procedural support, and follow-up, healthcare providers can minimize adverse effects of the patient’s experiences in healthcare settings.


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