The effect of programmed distraction on the pain caused by venipuncture among adolescents on hemodialysis.

@article{Alhani2010TheEO,
  title={The effect of programmed distraction on the pain caused by venipuncture among adolescents on hemodialysis.},
  author={Fatemah Alhani},
  journal={Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={85-91}
}
Pain is described as the fifth vital sign, and inadequate pain management is linked to numerous immediate and long-term negative outcomes. Venipuncture is one of the most painful medical procedures and one of the most frequently performed ones, and children and adolescents on hemodialysis are anxious about repeated venipunctures. Distraction is one of the most effective ways to relieve pain, and nurses are responsible for pain control. The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to test… CONTINUE READING