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

Published clinical trial results support the use in children three years of age and older. Do not spray in eyes. Over spraying may cause frostbite. Freezing may alter skin pigmentation. Use caution when using product on diabetics or 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.

Gebauer’s Ethyl Chloride Only:

Ethyl Chloride is FLAMMABLE and should never be used in the presence of an open flame, or electrical cautery equipment. Inhalation should be avoided as it may produce narcotic and general anesthetic effects, and may produce deep anesthesia or fatal coma or cardiac arrest. Cutaneous sensitization may occur, but appears to be extremely rare. Long term exposure may cause liver or kidney damage.

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Nurses Quickly Ease Pain with These 5 Time Savers

By: Sue Zagula | On: December 14, 2017
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nurse-time-savers-1.jpgWhen 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. So, for you to quickly provide the pain relief your patients need, here a 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.

Topical Anesthetic Skin Refrigerant

Take steps to ease patient pain like using a 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.

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