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BY: VICTORIA LAWTON FOCUS: STRESS REDUCTION IN CHILD PATIENTS DURING CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENTS Equipment and Software Project II.

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1 BY: VICTORIA LAWTON FOCUS: STRESS REDUCTION IN CHILD PATIENTS DURING CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENTS Equipment and Software Project II

2 Chemotherapy Anti-cancer therapy Used as a sole treatment for some types of cancer (leukemia) Used in addition to other techniques to treat other forms of cancer Depending on delivery method can take minutes or hours to complete

3 Delivery methods of intravenous chemotherapy An injection into a vein- lasts a few minutes A drip (intravenous infusion)- 30 minutes to a few hours Drip or pump: 2 or more days A pump: worn for weeks or months Source:

4 Methods of delivery Through a tube placed in the hand or arm Through a central line: placed into a vein in the chest via the neck or chest Through a PICC line: line threaded through the arm into a vein in the chest Through a portacath (port) Source: Diagram of a portacath

5 Our Situation A child has been diagnosed with Leukemia and is scheduled to undergo chemotherapy. The chemo will be delivered through a drip (intravenous infusion) and could take a few hours to complete. The drugs will be inserted through a port in the chest so hand movement will not interfere with the treatment. The child is scared about and in need of calming/stress reducing activities to distract him from the treatment.

6 Chosen methods of stress reduction Rain Bottle- Equipment Calming Jar- Equipment Worry doll- Equipment Tablet- Equipment Bright Puzzles HD- Software

7 Rain Bottle Made from rice and toothpicks Objective: get all of the rice through the toothpicks to the bottom of the bottle Creates a soothing “rain sound” Directions found here: discovery-bottle/

8 Benefit Keeps the child engaged and gives them a goal to reach The child focuses on the task instead of the treatment Focus on the present moment= Mindfulness Encourages hand and wrist movements Encourages brain activity Costs from Walmart.com: Rice: $10.00 Toothpicks: $3.00

9 Calming Jar Can be made with the child’s favorite color Shake up the bottle to relieve any anger Slowly watch as the glitter settles to the bottom The motion of the liquid soothes the observer Directions: bottle bottle

10 Benefit The calming bottle distracts the child’s attention from the treatment Could be used when the child isn’t well enough to do activities Bring peace to a very stressful event in the child’s day Can allow their thoughts to wander away from the chemo Glitter Glue:$2.00 Glitter: $5.00 Prices from Michael’s/A.C. Moore Craft Stores

11 Worry Doll Made from a clothespin and thread, the child can design their doll however they want The child tells their doll what is worrying them (ex: chemo) and then places the doll under their pillow When the child sleeps the doll worries for them so that they can sleep peacefully Directions for a worry doll: 06/19/worry-doll-muneca-quitapenas-how- to/

12 Benefit Allows the child to express their fears The doll stays with them during treatment offering companionship when parents/friends may not be around Helps the child to feel at ease Promotes restful sleep which is essential for healing The design process can be soothing Clothespins:$2.00 Thread:$5.00 Prices from Michael’s Craft Store

13 Tablet Ipad mini 16GB with Wi-Fi Used to run the Bright Puzzles app as well as other applications Could download movies, pictures, music and other applications to relax the child $ (includes tax and shipping) from: wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=3&adid= &wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3= &wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6= & veh=sem

14 Benefit Ipad mini is lightweight and easy to carry Easy to use even for first time users Gives the child a wide range of applications to pick from They could find other coloring or puzzle apps to keep their mind off their treatment. Can also download calming music to promote relaxation and stress reduction

15 Bright Puzzles HD Puzzle app Comes with puzzles built in Allows you to make pictures from your library into puzzles Varying difficulty Available at the app store for free : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bright-puzzles- hd/id ?mt=8

16 Benefits The puzzles command the child’s focus Depending on the difficulty it can keep them busy for hours Exercises the brain’s problem solving centers Done at their own pace instead of having time limits that could upset or further stress out the child

17 Conclusion Total Cost:$ (includes supplies for crafts) Cancer treatment is stressful but we can improve the child’s experience by keeping them as relaxed as possible while still keeping the brain active This equipment gives the child various methods to calm themselves during treatment The activities distract the child from the situation and allow them to focus on more fun things such as puzzles

18 References erapyprinciplesanin-depthdiscussionofthetechniquesanditsroleintreatment/chemotherapy-principles- what-is-chemo erapyprinciplesanin-depthdiscussionofthetechniquesanditsroleintreatment/chemotherapy-principles- what-is-chemo chemotherapy chemotherapy https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bright-puzzles-hd/id ?mt=8


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