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Comfort Promise is reducing needle pain

Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf, medical director of the Department of Pain Medicine, Palliative Care, and Integrative Medicine, lead a team that has reported success in a campaign to eliminate needle pain called Comfort Promise. Care teams use a variety of strategies including numbing cream, soothing blankets and distractions to reduce the pain children feel at the doctor’s office or hospital. Researchers have released two studies detailing the success of pain reduction strategies used at Children’s. Read the full Star Tribune story:  At Children’s Minnesota hospitals, a shot at reducing needle pain.

Hayley Sitz