I just wanted to take the opportunity to give you some feedback on my first use of the Bastian IV book.
I have just finished starting an IV on a child who has been here multiple times, the most recent of which was just over a week ago. Apparently, the last time he was here he had a very traumatic IV experience, kicking and screaming, etc. Per the parents, it took 3 to 4 nurses/techs to hold him down and the child ended up with bruises from the holding.
After hearing this story, I decided to give them your book to read through with the child.
You’ll be pleased to know that after he read the book, the child picked his own IV spot and sat still through the entire procedure with only one tech holding in the usual way. The family really appreciated the opportunity to ease their child into this process and the child felt like a big kid.
Good work, Sofie!
I just wanted to thank you for the books…I took them back from the Child Life conference and within just a few days, had a very anxious young girl who required an IV. I pulled out my new book and told her she was the very first person I was using it with… I prepped her for an IV and am pleased to report that it went very well!
We look forward to future books…surgery, EEG perhaps? PICC line?
These series of books are not only entertaining, but accurate. A must-read for any parent/child who wants to learn more about procedures in health care. They are perfect for preparing children (and their parent) in a way that will make them less anxious and hopefully more cooperative for whatever procedure they might need while in the hospital.
Sofie is very professional and fun to work with in creating these educational books.
These books are great for children and families going through various medical procedures. The books help make procedure less frightening for children.
The characters Sofie creates are incredible and make reading the books fun and educational.
Our Mission: To provide children around the world with medical and health educational materials, in an age-appropriate and creative way.
Our intention: To improve children’s understanding of health and of medical procedures, and to decrease anxiety and increase trust in the medical setting.
Bastian's IV Experience
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