Reducing pain for needle related procedures (1042)

Key points below

Comfort measures are meant to help with pain. These measures may be used when placing an IV,
drawing blood or giving shots. The best methods to help with your child’s pain will be based on your
child’s age, medical history and procedure. Options may include:

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This teaching sheet is meant to help you care for your child. It does not take the place of medical care. Talk with your healthcare provider for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up.


Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any concerns or if your child has special health care needs not covered by this information.