Your child's comfort is our priority
We follow a guideline throughout our hospitals and clinics called Comfort Promise. That means that any time your child needs to have a needle procedure, like a blood draw or IV, we’ll make sure they have options like numbing the skin, finding a comforting position, and having distractions available to make it less painful.
Sometimes, having a simple choice, like whether to have their IV in their hand or arm, or what show they’d like to watch, helps your child feel more at ease before the procedure.
If your child is having a procedure with anesthesia, we let them choose a scent for their anesthesia mask and wait to place their IV until they are comfortably asleep from inhaled medications. If your child needs other strategies to help them be more comfortable during their GI procedure, please let us know when we call to schedule the procedure.