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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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Top 5 Tips for Easing Patient Anxiety in a Time Crunch

By: Bethany Nock | On: September 29, 2014

easing_patient_anxiety_time_crunch“Is this going to hurt?” Nurses have been asked the question time and time again. When it comes to easing patient anxiety, the responsibility usually falls on nursing professionals.

However, advances in medical technology have led to a reduction in inpatient surgery and a rise in day-case procedures. This means nurses are treating more patients each day and have limited time to spend easing patient anxiety.

The Power of Compassion

The good news is, even in today’s fast-paced health care environment, nurses can provide patient comfort solutions in a matter of seconds.

5 quick tips to ease patient anxiety:

  1. Take deep breaths before interacting with patients to maintain a calm, positive demeanor. 
  2. Fully explain even routine procedures. 
  3. Make sure to ask if patients have any questions.
  4. Answer their questions honestly while maintaining eye contact. Don’t try to multitask! 
  5. 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, Gebauer’s Pain Ease® works 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 reduce their pain.

As practicing nurses treat more patients each day, dedicating a few seconds to show patients compassion means less anxious patients, happier nurses and a healthier medical environment.