TMC for Children - Buzzy Bee brings Pain Relief to Pediatrics
TMC Tucson Medical Center Brings Buzzy to Pediatrics.
"Buzzy, a low intervention, low-cost device, is part of a larger effort to make each young patient’s experience at TMC for Children as pain-free as possible. The device provides pain relief by sending sensations down the same neural pathways taken by pain from a shot or IV placement. Buzzy, so named for the vibration sensation that it utilizes to confuse the sensory pathways, was introduced to TMC for Children when Child Life Specialist Betsy Tran encountered it at a professional development workshop. Impressed by the results she saw at other hospitals and at the workshop, it was a natural fit for TMC for Children, where there is a concerted effort to provide this type of relief for children."