Rx For Pain Reduction in Hospital Emergency Rooms: Dogs

The trend toward using dogs to reduce pain and anxiety in hospital emergency departments appears on the uptick.

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Pain is the reason for 80 percent of all visits to hospital emergency rooms, yet conditions in emergency room departments can actually contribute to pain intensity. Bright lighting, persistent noise, extended wait times, lack of distractions…all of these emergency room factors can increase actual pain as well as the perception of pain. But research conducted […]
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