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Important Risk and Safety Information for Gebauer’s Pain Ease® and Gebauer’s Ethyl Chloride®:

Do not spray in eyes. Over spraying may cause frostbite. Freezing may alter skin pigmentation. Use caution when using product on persons with poor circulation. The thawing process may be painful and freezing may lower resistance to infection and delay healing. If skin irritation develops, discontinue use. CAUTION: Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a licensed healthcare practitioner.

Gebauer’s Pain Ease Only:

Apply only to intact oral mucous membranes. Do not use on genital mucous membranes. Consult your pediatrician when using on children 4 years old and younger.

Gebauer’s Ethyl Chloride Only:

Published clinical trial results support the use in children 3 years of age and older. Ethyl chloride is FLAMMABLE and should never be used in the presence of an open flame or electrical cautery equipment. Use in a well-ventilated area. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating or inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal. Do not spray in eyes. Over application of the product may lead to frostbite and/or altered skin pigmentation. Cutaneous sensitization may occur, but appears to be extremely rare. CAUTION: Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a licensed healthcare practitioner.

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Nurses Can Quickly Ease Pain Using 5 Time Saving Techniques, Including Spray Topical Anesthetic Skin Refrigerants

By: Sue Zagula | On: December 14, 2017


When it comes to easing patient anxiety and improving the patient experience, the responsibility usually falls on you, the nursing professionals. Have you heard this question before: “Is this going to hurt?” Probably on a daily basis, right? But we found some time savers you can try that can get your patient the pain relief they’re looking for—faster.

You rarely hear a working nurse say, “Oh, I have plenty of time.” The fact is advances in medical technology are leading to a reduction in inpatient surgeries, but creating an increasing number of day-case procedures. This means you’re treating more patients each day and have limited time to spend easing patient anxiety.

The good news is that even in today’s fast-paced healthcare environment, nurses can provide patient comfort solutions in a matter of seconds, including spray topical anesthetic. So, for you to quickly provide the pain relief your patients need, here are five time savers to help you provide patient care in the most efficient and caring way.

Deep Breaths

Take deep breaths before interacting with patients to maintain a calm, positive demeanor. Deep-breathing techniques have been scientifically proven to be a solution for stress and anxiety.

Explaining the Procedure

Fully explain even routine procedures before you begin. Part of improving patient experience and providing pain relief is eliminating communication barriers. Studies show how it may even affect your patient’s safety.

Patient Questions

Your patients may ask a lot of questions, especially if they’re anxious, or in need of pain relief. Make sure to ask if your patient has any questions. Asking for questions upfront will save you time and confusion later on.

Avoid Multitasking

Don’t try to multitask! As this study shows, although nurses manage interruptions and multitasking well, the potential for errors is present, and strategies to decrease interruptions are needed.

The Role of Spray Topical Anesthetic Skin Refrigerants in Pain Relief

Take steps to ease patient pain like using a spray topical anesthetic skin refrigerant. Topical anesthetic skin refrigerants reduce the pain associated with needle or minor surgical procedures. And while some products can take up to 20 minutes to take effect, vapocoolants work instantly. When patients see a nurse administer the product and feel the cooling sensation on their skin, they know every effort is being made to provide pain relief.

As a practicing nurse, you’re treating more patients each day. Dedicating a few seconds to show patients compassion means a lot, like:

  • Less anxious patients
  • Better patient experience
  • Faster pain relief
  • Healthier medical environment

So, if you’re looking for time savers, or better ways to improve your patient experience, and provide pain relief at the same time, watch this video to learn more about Pain Ease topical anesthetic skin refrigerant and how it works.