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Patient and family resources
Patient and family resources

Comfort Promise

SickKids is making a promise to do everything we can to reduce needle poke pain in our patients by implementing a hospital-wide initiative called Comfort Promise. All patients will be offered four pain management techniques to prevent and minimize needle-poke pain.

Comforting position

Distraction

Sucrose

Numbing

Developing Comfort Promise plans with our patients will help to reduce needle poke pain and support ongoing collaboration with children and their families.

To learn more about how the Comfort Promise elements can be applied, please check out the age-specific videos for infants, toddlers and school-age children/teenagers on the AboutKidsHealth Comfort Promise Learning Hub.