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Stickrädsla: sjuksköterskans bemötande för att minska vuxna patienters stickrädsla inom akutsjukvård.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
-Fear-of needles : the nurse’s treatment to reduce adult patients fear of needles in emergency care. (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: When an adult suffers from fear-of-needles he is anxious and fearful of needle injections. Fear–of needles is common and can be caused by previous negative needle experiences. The nurse is responsible to have a holistic view of the patient to be able to judge the need of care and ease the suffering.

Aim: The aim is to describe the nurse's treatment of adult patients with needle fear in emergency care.

Method: A literature-based study consisting of two qualitative and nine quantitative papers was performed. The themes where defined and categorized into one main theme.

Results: The main theme was: Treatment that reduces fear-of-needles. The five subthemes were: the importance of being understood, the importance of having control, treatment options when fear-of needles is pain caused, importance of communication and importance of care environment.

Conclusion: The nurse needs to be aware of fear-of-needles and possible methods of care when it comes to needle injections of adults. Pain relieving methods that do not yet exist in Sweden were found. It is important that the nurse uses different treatments like communication, distraction, person oriented care and give the patient opportunity to choose different care methods like cooling spray and EMLA to reduce the pain for patients suffering from fear-of-needles.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 30 p.
Keyword [en]
Anxiety, Communication, Injection pain, Intravenous cannulation, Needle Phobia
Keyword [sv]
Oro, kommunikation, stickrädsla, injektionssmärta
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-9285Local ID: EXO502OAI: diva2:916931
Subject / course
Nursing science
Educational program
Available from: 2016-04-05 Created: 2016-04-05 Last updated: 2016-04-05Bibliographically approved

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