International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 6, Part D (2019)
Effectiveness of buzzy technique on pain during intravenous cannulation among children admitted in pediatric ward at MGMCRI, Puducherry
The simple insertion of a needle has been shown to be one of the most frightening and distressing medical procedures for hospitalized children. Buzzy device (Cold and vibration) is one of the non- pharmacologic methods used and acts through local skin desensitisation according to gate-control theory which reduces the pain associated with Intravenous cannulation. Hence, the investigator was interested to do this study to put instant pain management in the hands while performing IV cannulation. The main aim of the study was to determine the effectiveness of Buzzy Technique on pain level during IV cannulation among children.
A Quantitative research approach and randomized controlled trial post test only design was adopted. A total of 60 samples in the age group between 6- 12 years (30 in experimental and 30 in control group), were selected based on inclusion criteria. Children belonging to the experimental group were applied the Buzzy, during IV cannulation, while children in the control group received the routine care. The pain level was assessed by Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. Demographic characteristics presents that majority of the children 16 (53.3%) were in the age group of 6- 8 years, 33 were male children, 16 children were studying first standard, most of the children were not previously hospitalized and most of the children did not have any history of previous IV cannulation. Majority of the children 12(40%) in the experimental group stated that it hurts little bit and for none of the children it hurted worst and 10(33.3%) stated worst pain in the control group; The application of Buzzy in the experimental group was found to be effective in reduction of pain, which was statistically significant at p<0.001 level.
How to cite this article:
Chandraleka S, P Sumathy, Dr. K Renuka. Effectiveness of buzzy technique on pain during intravenous cannulation among children admitted in pediatric ward at MGMCRI, Puducherry. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(6):404-407.