Time out activity

Consider your own nursing practice. If patients inform you they are scared or anxious about a procedure, do we listen to them and offer reassurance or do we carry on with the procedure anyway?

Watch again this video on breathing techniques (2 minutes). 

Breathing techniques can be applied to any situation where patients inform you that they suffer from procedural anxiety. However, breathing techniques does require practice a week or two BEFORE the procedure.

Next steps

Before venesection