Creating a Less Threatening Environment
Being a patient can be a very frightening experience for a person of any age. Because children process information differently than adults, the healthcare environment can be particularly traumatic for children and teenagers. ONE VOICE helps identify ways of creating a calmer and less threatening environment for our pediatric patients. The ONE VOICE approach teaches everyone to take a look at the environment, communicate with one another, assign a role to everyone participating and get a game plan….a shared game plan. Implementing ONE VOICE creates a better environment for both patients and staff.
Use ONE VOICE to educate doctors, nurses, nursing and medical students, residents, child life students, and any other staff working with pediatric patients. Introduce ONE VOICE using the PowerPoint package, which includes a PowerPoint, posters and ID badge cards.
Articles supporting for the ONE VOICE elements:
- Parental Presence & Distraction During Procedures (2013)
- Parental Presence
- Parental Holding & Positioning
- Parental Presence During Anesthesia (2010)
- LP Success Not Influenced by Parental Presence
- Benefits of Distraction During Procedures
- Distraction During Pediatric Venous Access
- Importance of Distraction
- Preparing Children for Venous Access
- Managing Pediatric Pain in Minor Injuries
- Distraction Training for Parents (video)
- Distraction During Procedures
- Distraction With Adolescents
- Comfort Positioning for Medical Procedures (video)
- Multidisciplinary Approach to IV Starts
- Distraction with Use of EMLA
- No Time for EMLA? Sure there is!