Blood draws are common procedures in which needles are used to withdraw blood from a vein. This may be done for laboratory testing or to treat blood disorders. The procedure is also called venipuncture or phlebotomy. Even patients who grow accustomed to shots can find going to the lab for blood draws and IV access difficult. When the phlebotomist is too busy to wait for numbing creams or does not use needle pain control, Buzzy® provides proven relief for IV and lab draw pain.
For blood draws:
Switch on to activate Buzzy®’s vibration, then place Buzzy® and ice wings proximal to the lab draw or IV area. Do not place directly on site of access. The rounded bottom end of Buzzy® should be 3-5cm proximal to the site. Turn Buzzy® on and leave in place and vibrating throughout access. Immediately prep area and cannulate as usual.