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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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.
17-25) Such distraction therapy may not only comfort the patient, but help the clinician provide better care to a more relaxed individual.
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.
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.
Mili Jelan has termed this as distraction therapy and says it ushers a good amount of relief to the child.
Blowing bubbles Play specialists Rose Hagreen (left) and Shirley Plummer show a bubble gun used as part of their distraction therapy AWARDS Rose Hargreen (top) and Shirley Plummer hold certificates from awards they won from the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust Celebrating Success scheme last year
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.
Last year Starlight helped nearly 100,000 children by providing distraction therapy in hospitals all over the country.