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Addressing the elephant in the room: how to use a glove as a distraction technique in paediatric patients
  1. Partha Ray1,
  2. Arun Ray2
  1. 1 St George’s University Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2 Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, Brighton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Partha Ray, St George’s University Hospital, London SW17 0QT, UK; partha.s.t.ray{at}

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The compliance and cooperation of a child are essential when treating paediatric patients and may be very challenging. Often this may include painful or uncomfortable procedures such as taking blood or checking for vital signs. This may be required in multiple clinical settings and may take place in environments which are not the most child friendly.

It has been widely noted in the current literature, that distraction techniques can be useful in …

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