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What are pain management and distraction techniques for kids aged 6 to 12?

Pain management and distraction techniques for kids aged 6 to 12 include the following:
  • conversation (humor)
  • music
  • encouraging statements
  • deep breathing and visualization
  • favorite toy
  • watching videos
  • iPad
  • comfort positions
This content originally appeared on the Alliance for Kids website.

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