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Patient/family pain videos

At Children's we are committed to making your child's experience the best it can be. That includes partnering with parents around what we can do to prevent and treat pain. We know parents and caregivers are a child's best source of comfort, and an important source of information to our staff. We encourage parents to be present whenever possible during procedures, because we know it help with kids' comfort and decreases their fears and worries.

To make sure we are doing all we can to prevent and treat pain, we have a team at Children's dedicated to looking at how we can help improve comfort for all of our patients.

We're starting with needle procedure pain, a true pain point for many patients. To address this, we are working on new standards to help needles be less painful.

No one likes to have needle procedures, especially kids. Unfortunately we often need to perform needle procedures like IV starts, lab draws and vaccinations on children to help diagnose, treat, or prevent illness or injuries. But there are things we can do to make needles less painful. Evidence supports that if we always use the following four steps, children will have less pain with needle procedures.

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At Children’s we are committed to making your child’s experience the best it can be. That includes partnering with parents around what we can do to prevent and treat pain. We know parents and caregivers are a child’s best source of comfort, and an important source of information to our staff. We encourage parents to be present whenever possible during procedures, because we know it help with kids’ comfort and decreases their fears and worries.

            To make sure we are doing all we can to prevent and treat pain, we have a team at Children’s dedicated to looking at how we can help improve comfort for all of our patients.

We’re starting with needle procedure pain, a true pain point for many patients. To address this, we are working on new standards to help needles be less painful.

 No one likes to have needle procedures, especially kids. Unfortunately we often need to perform needle procedures like IV starts, lab draws and vaccinations on children to help diagnose, treat, or prevent illness or injuries. But there are things we can do to make needles less painful.  Evidence supports that if we always use the following four steps, children will have less pain with needle procedures.

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New physicians join Children's

Introducing Frank Rimell, MD, Abby Meyer, MD, Jennifer McVean, MD, and metabolic geneticist Vikas Bhambhani.

Children's has been fortunate to welcome four new doctors in early 2014, expanding our expertise and capacities in our ENT and facial plastic surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, and genetics programs.

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