Comparison of 4 Analgesic Agents for Venipuncture
Venipuncture is perceived as a painful and stressful event to an already anxious surgical patient. If an inexpensive and effective analgesic agent for venipuncture can be identified, healthcare agencies can preserve patient comfort while attempting to minimize the cost of venipuncture. This study compares pain on application, pain on venipuncture, cost, and convenience of 4 analgesic agents used for venipuncture.
Keywords: Analgesia, application pain, convenience, cost, venipuncture pain.