1. “I need to place an IV catheter in a 13-year-old boy; he’s old enough to handle the pain.”
Age-appropriate relaxation techniques and analgesia should be provided for every patient undergoing a vascular access procedure. Guided imagery, watching a movie, or listening to music, as well as the use of a Buzzy® or needle-free injection of lidocaine would be appropriate for this patient. These techniques may improve patient and family satisfaction with the experience.
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