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For patients 

and carers

Helping patients
stay calm while having procedures


There are many great resources on how to prepare for needle procedures including The Hospital For Sick Children, Great Ormond Street and Children’s Comfort Promise.

This information is intended to support, not replace, discussion with your doctor or healthcare professionals. Always seek the direct advice of your own healthcare professional.

Help! We are going to be having a needle procedure!

Here are some tips to help you with needle procedures


Explain the benefits: The needle helps them be healthy

Make a plan: Let the child choose a favourite toy or game to bring in

Reinforce positive coping skills: Note some things they did well during or after the procedure

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