Hack The Vax
Pain management and needle anxiety tools for 25% of adults that struggle with needle fear.
About This Resource
One if FOUR adults struggles with needle fear, and that can affect their healthcare decisions. Most people don’t realized how common this is and don’t know that there are simple, effective ways to make this experience a lot better. Good pain management skills can help in a BIG ways to make shots and medical procedures a much better experience. This mini-website and cool piece of interactive tech gives all the research backed strategies and how they can be put into action.
How to Use This Resource
Just click and go. You can scroll the website and/or just click on the interactive plan builder tool. You make choices, and can email the plan to yourself!
Who This is For
While anyone can use it, it usually appeal to adults and teens. Providers can send it to patients who struggle with needle anxiety, and for parents of kids with needle fear/medical anxiety.
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