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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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Topical Anesthetic Skin Refrigerant Spray and Other Methods Can Help Patients with a Fear of Needles

By: Bethany Nock | On: August 19, 2015


Imagine: After several days of apprehension and many sleepless nights, the appointment you’ve dreaded has arrived. Years of needle phobia topped with too many experiences that lacked patient comfort measures, like topical anesthetic spray for injections beforehand, have left you fearful and stressed for even routine visits. You follow your orthopedist’s friendly office assistant into a brightly-lit examination room smelling of disinfectant, and reluctantly remove your jacket. Your ailing shoulder is exposed, and now you’re one step closer.

“Doctor Jones will be with you shortly,” the staff member says. She closes the door as she disappears into the hall.

You begin to feel the familiar rush of anxiety. It starts in the pit of your stomach, and spreads up through your shaking hands. “Not again,” you say to yourself as you fight to suppress the overwhelming panic. Your throat becomes tight and your thoughts become fogged.

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5 Things Every Patient Should Know about Patient Satisfaction Surveys

By: Bethany Nock | On: May 14, 2015

PatientSurveysMost of us are accustomed to seeing customer experience surveys from businesses like cable companies, retailers and automotive service centers. Days after you’ve purchased a product or paid for a service, you’ve probably received an email or automated phone call asking you to rank your satisfaction and share your comments. For many years, businesses have relied on customer feedback to measure success and improve processes. Today, however, you’ll begin seeing surveys from an unlikely source: your hospital.

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By: Bethany Nock | On: November 19, 2014

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By: Bethany Nock | On: November 19, 2014


A generation ago, spring meant baseball, fall signaled football season and winter brought basketball. Summer vacation was filled with impromptu kickball and badminton games. Times have changed. From an early age, children play and practice their sports year-round. 

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By: Bethany Nock | On: October 6, 2014

easing_pain_helps_nurses_provide_compassionate_care_ERIn the fast-paced environment of the emergency room, every second counts. From sprained ankles to minor lacerations to heart attacks, ER nurses are on the front line, and under pressure to provide care that is appropriate, efficient and compassionate.

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