Assessing the effectiveness of a thermomechanical device (Buzzy®) in reducing venous cannulation pain in adult patients

Nor Haliza Zainol Abidin, Nurlia Yahya, Azarinah Izaham, Wan Rahiza Wan Mat, Jaafar Md Zain, Muhammad Zurrusydi Zainuddin, Siti Nidzwani Mohamad Mahdi

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Background: Intravenous cannulation is a painful procedure in which analgesia is rarely provided for. The Buzzy® device is a non-invasive, easy to use device, originally used in children, that combines vibration and cold modalities to block pain sensation. The objective of this study was to assess its usefulness in reducing cannulation pain in adult patients. Methods: One hundred and eighty four patients, 18-65 years old, requiring venous access for elective surgery were randomized into four groups. All patients had the Buzzy® device applied prior to cannulation. The four groups had the following intervention: Group B: complete Buzzy® device, Group V: vibration switched ON with ice pack at room temperature, Group C: vibration switched OFF with cold ice pack; Group P: Buzzy® device without activation and with ice pack at room temperature. All patients were cannulated with a 20G venous cannula after application of this device. We compared pain scores during cannulation using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and patient preferences for the device.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-67
Number of pages7
JournalMiddle East Journal of Anesthesiology
Volume25
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

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Catheterization
Pain
Equipment and Supplies
Ice
Vibration
Temperature
Patient Preference
Visual Analog Scale
Analgesia

Keywords

  • Buzzy
  • Cannulation pain
  • Intravenous cannulation
  • Pain scores

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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