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Case Study One

Stop and Think !


You work in a large hospital that specializes in pediatrics. The policy of the facility is to encourage the parent or guardian to remain in the room during venipuncture to comfort the child. You have taken steps to prepare the child for the venipuncture, but the child starts to cry and becomes combative. The mother says that she does not want the test done. What should you do?
Consider how you would handle this or a similar situation before proceeding to read the suggested solution on the following page.