When children and young people present to healthcare environments, they are faced with a range of emotions, from fear to anxiety, all which are potentially exacerbated by unfamiliar surroundings, people and equipment. Age appropriate communication to the child during any procedure can make the child understand at their level about the procedure. The study aimed to assess the procedural communication techniques nurses uses during painful procedure of children in Paediatric ward of Aims, BBBSR.
Method: The observational study was done on 60 events of blood sampling and intravenous cannulation among children in Paediatric Ward of AIIMS, BBSR using a Checklist for Paediatric Procedural communication. Purposive sampling technique was used.
Result: Among all participant nurses 55 (91.6%) explained the procedure to the children before doing, 45 (75%) nurses avoided negative words during the procedure. 55 (91.6%) nurses gave choices and empower. 40 (66.6%) nurses allowed children’s independence and 15 (25%) nurses allowed to play and get familiar with certain equipment. Maximum nurses 50(83.3%) were used of distractor along with communication.
Conclusion: Majority of the nurses used age specific communication techniques during procedures with the children.