Make Doctor Visits Painless For You Or Your Child
Used in over 37 million procedures in 27 countries, Buzzy uses cold and mechanical stimulation to inhibit pain, making injections worry-free and pleasant as can be.
The DistrACTION® Action Pack contains everything you need to relieve the pain and stress of any prickly situation, plus on-the-go entertainment! One of our most popular items at a great value.
Buzzy relieves the pain from minor sharp aches and pains, including needles, splinters, and stings on contact. Patented M-Stim™ mechanical stimulation and ice technology blocks pain using gate-control. Buzzy works even better with DistrACTION Cards. Distraction can reduce pain by up to 50%, often better than medical pain relief. DistrACTION Cards are five brightly colored cards on a snap ring, with age-specific questions and finding tasks for all ages, empowering Mom, Dad, or staff to distract like a pro!
- 1 Buzzy XL Personal (Bee-Striped) with 1 hands-free strap
- 2 Single-Patient Use Ice Wings
- 2 AAA Batteries (preinstalled in unit)
- 4 Needle Fear Education Cards
- 3 Sets of DistrACTION® cards (assorted)
- 6 Bravery Badge Stickers
- 1 Instruction Manual
- 1 Reusable Carrying Case
How Buzzy Works
The science and technology behind Buzzy the Bee!
This combination kit contains everything you need for just about any type of needle injection or at-home procedure.
Everything in the kit is latex-free and designed to last for many years.
Item Number / SKU: BTG-DAP
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between the mini and the personal?
Despite the names, the size difference of the "mini" and the "personal" is relatively small; both vibration devices fit in the palm of the hand. The "personal" is our original Buzzy model that offers hands-free operation. We developed the "mini" (approximately one-third smaller by volume) to be held or pressed in place for quick procedures like vaccinations. The "mini" features an energy-saving automatic 3-minute shut-off. Compare features of all Buzzy models here: In the comparison chart, you can see the shorthand is that we recommend the "mini" for injections/short procedures and the "personal" for phlebotomy/longer procedures. In all cases, we recommend the healthcare/multi-patient versions for use in a clinical setting.
Where is the evidence that it really works?
Buzzy combines high-frequency vibration (Gate Control) and cold (Descending Noxious Inhibitory Control/DNIC) to control sharp pain. DNIC develops around age 4, and younger children may not tolerate the ice-cold sensation of Buzzy. For these children, the vibration of Buzzy will still provide some pain relief and the competing sensation of holding the ice-cold wing in the hand offers additional distraction - physical and cognitive - from the procedure. The patented technology works even better for adults than children. Over 50 clinical trials demonstrate that Buzzy is effective at relieving pain. It is the only solution that reduces both pain fear. Buzzy is the most proven intervention for injections. See the research summary by clicking here.
Does it work at the physical or physiological level?
Yes! Buzzy blocks pain signals to the brain. Buzzy uses motion and ice to harness two physiologic pain pathways: one mechanical frequency blocks pain, one competes with pain for the brain’s attention.
How many times can I or my child use Buzzy?
Hundreds of times! Families are welcome to share a Buzzy. However, if any family member is immunocompromised, we recommend Batteries are pre-installed and should last approximately 20 hours. Batteries (2 x AAA) can be replaced by opening the back of your vibration unit with a Phillips head screwdriver. Find video instructions for how to change batteries on "mini" and "personal" on our YouTube channel, click here.
Do I need to order healthcare Buzzy?
Our Buzzy® portfolio includes Buzzy Healthcare for use in multi-patient settings and Buzzy Personal for single-patient use. Use of Buzzy Personal devices in a multi-patient setting voids any applicable warranty.
When should I NOT use Buzzy?
Do not use in the presence of unexplained calf pain; consult a physician. Do not use over swollen or inflamed areas or skin eruptions. Do not place directly on a thermal burn. Risk of injury with dry-ice or deep-freeze. Do not use ice pack with underlying sensitivities to ice or cold (e.g. Sickle Cell Disease, Reynaud’s Disease, CRPS, diabetic neuropathy).
I bought this pack after searching for help following a really upsetting experience with my son’s first vaccination shot. This pack gave him a plan, tools, to help him feel empowered and ready for the second dose. He sat on my lap and we looked at the distraction cards together and it was over before he knew it. But the lead up was so much less traumatic. He knew he had ways to help himself and that made all the difference.
I am on my way home from the easiest blood draw for my son's cholesterol. He has developed a fear of needles so I normally have to hold him tight. But the nurses at Vanderbilt bought out Buzzy and had to stick my son 3 times to find a good vein and he felt only a little pain on one stick other than that he was pain free and wants me to buy one from every else! So soon as I budget it I'll be buying one!! Maybe more for family and friends too!
I purchased this product after attending a pediatric and child life seminar. The studies and data presented were very compelling. We are attempting to try and develop a program to use Buzzy in our hospital. I decided to get my own kit to use with my children at home when going to doctor visits, in the hopes I can make visits less scary and traumatic. Thank you.
for children.. as well as for adults :O)
Excited to use buzzy at work as well as the distraction cards!