Solutions to Reduce Pediatric Phlebotomy Pain and Improve the Overall Health Care Experience [Virtual Lecture]

Expires June 22, 2019

Presentation

 
Length: 59 minutes, 10 seconds

Overview

Providing pain-relieving options for pediatric patients undergoing specimen-collection procedures is a priority as poor health care experiences can lead to reduced pain tolerance and avoidance of health care as an adult. During this session, different pain-relieving techniques will be reviewed and critically evaluated for efficacy. Solutions to improve workflows and processes in the outpatient and inpatient settings will be presented where the goal is to improve the overall experience and pain-relief utilization rates for pediatric patients undergoing invasive procedures.

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • List age-appropriate pain-relieving options for pediatric patients.
  • Evaluate the efficacy of pain-relieving options for pediatric patients.
  • List the barriers and approaches to increasing the utilization of pain-relieving options for pediatric patients undergoing invasive procedures.

Intended Audience

This program is appropriate for clinicians, pathologists, medical technologists, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health staff.

Level of Instruction

Intermediate

Faculty

Photo of Darci Block, Darci Block, Ph.D., DABCC
Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

 

Photo of Katy Bos, APRN, ANCS-BC, PCNS-BCKaty Bos, APRN, ACNS-BC, PCNS-BC
Pediatric and Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

 

Credit

The following types of credit are offered for our Virtual Lecture programs:

ASCLS P.A.C.E.®
State of California
State of Florida

To obtain credit:

  1. Watch the video.
  2. Complete the posttest and evaluation that launches immediately following the video.
  3. Generate and print your certificate.

For an instruction sheet that describes the process, see http://www.cme-evaluations.com/instructions.pdf.

Note: Participants requesting P.A.C.E.® credit, in compliance with ASCLS P.A.C.E. program requirements, must attain a score of 70% or higher on the posttest to obtain a certificate.

Mayo Medical Laboratories is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® program. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 P.A.C.E® contact hour.

Mayo Medical Laboratories is approved as a Continuing Education Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science for State of California and State of Florida credit. Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel has designated this program for General credit. The level of instruction for this program is intermediate. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.

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