distraction therapy

distraction therapy

The use of pleasing sensory stimuli (such as aromas, images of nature, massage, or music) to divert the attention of a patient from an unpleasant clinical experience. Distraction therapy can reduce the pain experienced by patients during, e.g., reduction of fractures, placement of catheters, or wound debridement.
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Rock & Rawhide is a newly formed organization which aims to increase adoptions and quality of life for dogs and cats in shelters with treat and distraction therapy.
We don't get any government money to pay for things like distraction therapy, toys and games, new equipment and so on.
Last year Starlight helped nearly 100,000 children by providing distraction therapy in hospitals all over the country.
Rock & Rawhide aims to increase adoptions and quality of life for dogs and cats in shelters, by providing distraction therapy and noise/stress reduction through the donations of toys, tough chew items, Kongs, Nylabones, bones, rawhides, blankets and more.
Williamsport Regional Medical Center leverages the SONIFI Health solution to support the patient experience through additional collaborative efforts that include patient education on the patient stay, caregiver engagement and multiple distraction therapy options.
And it can also be a useful distraction therapy tool to help children come to terms with a difficult diagnosis.
A leadership election should not be a form of distraction therapy after a political defeat.
I''ve heard all about the new types of distraction therapy the staff would like to offer to help put children at ease when they come into hospital and I think their ideas are brilliant.
At Ormskirk, some of the money will be spent on distraction therapy equipment, designed to divert children's minds from pain and distress,and new furniture for the paediatric unit.
I call it my distraction therapy because people can't just be washed, dressed and plonked in front of a TV all day.
Children with ME at the hospital are treated with a combination of exercise, cognitive behaviour therapy and distraction therapy, which aims to divert their attention from their physical symptoms.
Kohl's commitment will fund the Kohl's Cares for Kids(R) Community Chest which will help support child life programs including funding of toys and educational games for play and distraction therapy as well as support child life specialists.