Title

Reducing Pre Op Anxiety in Pediatric Patients

Presenter Information

Jessica WigginsFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Jessica Naber, RN, PhD; Lori Ballard, RN, MSN

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Surgical stress is not only something that affects adults but can be detrimental to a child and their development (Schumacher & Meleis 2010). As the healthcare provider, it is a main responsibility to reduce any stressors that may be present. This project will look at the benefits of this inexpensive simple intervention that can reduce surgical anxiety in pediatric patients. Utilizing a pre-operative coloring brochure (Cleveland, 2016) in the surgical environment has been proven to not only reduce the stress in the child but reduce stress in the parent as well (Kassai, B., 2017). Establishing this pre-operative coloring brochure will allow the child to be introduced to the surgical team, equipment, and what to expect the day the surgery occurs.

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Reducing Pre Op Anxiety in Pediatric Patients

Surgical stress is not only something that affects adults but can be detrimental to a child and their development (Schumacher & Meleis 2010). As the healthcare provider, it is a main responsibility to reduce any stressors that may be present. This project will look at the benefits of this inexpensive simple intervention that can reduce surgical anxiety in pediatric patients. Utilizing a pre-operative coloring brochure (Cleveland, 2016) in the surgical environment has been proven to not only reduce the stress in the child but reduce stress in the parent as well (Kassai, B., 2017). Establishing this pre-operative coloring brochure will allow the child to be introduced to the surgical team, equipment, and what to expect the day the surgery occurs.