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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The distraction therapy technology allows the patient to be immersed in a different reality, helping the brain to reduce pain and ease the feelings of anxiety.
This wave of new and improved devices -- along with a growing opioid epidemic that has left physicians scrambling for better options for patients experiencing pain -- has sparked a renewed interest in VR distraction therapy.
Other coping mechanisms to teach the patient include deep breathing, distraction therapy, aromatherapy, and exercise.
Playing keepy-up with the constitution is Nicola Sturgeon's distraction therapy from focusing on a real Scottish response to Brexit.
Subsequent chapters address presurgical treatment with nasoalveolar molding and mandibular distraction therapy; the details of surgery from treatment centers across the country; speech evaluation; and treatment.
Not only is it an indicator of how a child might be responding to treatment, it is a useful distraction therapy tool and is often used to help children come to terms with a difficult diagnosis.
HOSPITAL patients will be guided through a computerised virtual world, based on Devon, in a bid to ease their pain The project at Edgbaston's Queen Elizabeth Hospital uses the latest computer game technology to alleviate pain through distraction therapy.
Age appropriate distraction therapy tools are usually employed during this process.
It also served as a distraction therapy when the child was idle.
Every year, about 20,000 children pass through the emergency doors at James Cook and the team believes distraction therapy will help when assessing children.
"The money will go towards a 3D ceiling projection system which will be used as a distraction therapy for children during treatment.