Drawing Blood and IV's
Drawing Blood and IV’s
Lifelong fear of needles develops in childhood, usually around the age of 5 years. To combat fear and pain, press Buzzy’s natural pain relief of icy numbing and tingly vibration to block transmission of sharp pain on contact. In the same way that rubbing a bumped elbow helps stop the hurt, or cool running water soothes a burn, Buzzy dulls sharp pain.
Patients and parents care the most about the effects of pain, but until now there has been no effective personal pain control. If nurses and doctors get too busy to wait for numbing creams or don’t use needle pain control, Buzzy provides proven relief for IV and lab draw pain.
This is how to use Buzzy for a lab draw or IV:
Place Buzzy and ice wings proximal to the lab draw or IV area. The rounded end of Buzzy should be 3-5cm proximal to the site. Turn Buzzy on and leave in place and vibrating throughout access. Immediately prep area and cannulate as usual.
Instruction Webinar on pediatric Needle Pain Management here. (CME no longer available)
Instruction Video showing how to use Personal Tourniquet Ready Buzzy to place an IV in the dorsum of the hand here.
Video showing a lab draw with “Goofy Buzzy” and DistrACTION cards here.