Nitrous Oxide: Taking the Angst Out Of The Pediatric VCUG
The Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG) is aninvasive and stressful procedure for patients and families. This presentation will highlight techniques utilized when integrating nitrousoxide administration during a VCUG. Two child life specialists and a physician will share how this program decreased anxiety and stress while increasing patient compliance.
■ Describe specific developmental and
behavioral indicators/counter indicators
■ Demonstrate specific techniques
for supporting patients during
■ Implement behavioral assessment scales
to evaluate effectiveness of intervention.