Our Comfort Promise

What?

  • To prevent and minimize pain, discomfort, and fear of needle and other medical procedures

Why?

  • To feel less pain and discomfort
  • To think positive with less fear and worries about uncertainties related to doctor’s visits and medical procedures
  • To feel empowered and encouraged to take an active role during doctor’s visits and medical procedures

When?

  • Always, unless the patient is under anesthesia
  • From birth on
  • For all types of procedures – here are a few examples
    • vital signs such as blood pressure and temperature
    • physical exams
    • echo, ultrasound, EKG, EEGs
    • blood draw, iv access, immunization, port access
    • casting

How?

  • Comfort measures for infants and children
    • Numbing cream, cooling spray
    • Breast/bottle feeding, sugar water, pacifier
    • Comfort positioning
    • Distraction
    • Comforting language
  • Comfort measures for adolescents and adults
    • Numbing cream, cooling spray
    • Comfort positioning
    • Distraction
    • Comforting language

Ask your doctor or nurse which comfort measures you can use at your next visit.