Technology-Based Distractions During Minor Procedures

Trial ID or NCT#



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The purpose of this study is to determine if non-invasive distracting devices (Virtual Reality headset, Augmented Reality Headset) are more effective than the standard of care (i.e., no technology-based distraction) for decreasing anxiety and pain scores in pediatric patients undergoing various minor procedures (i.e lumbar punctures and cardiac catheterization). The anticipated primary outcome will be a reduction of overall cumulative medication and secondary outcomes include but are not limited to: physician satisfaction, discharge time, pain scores, anxiety scores, and procedure time.

Official Title

Evaluation of Technology-Based Distractions In Pediatric Patients During Minor Procedures

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Younger than 17 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: Yes
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - Age 17 and under - Able to consent or have parental consent - Undergoing minor procedures (i.e lumbar punctures, cardiac catheterization) at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH) or Stanford Hospital facilities
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. - People who do not consent - Significant Cognitive Impairment - History of Severe Motion Sickness - Current Nausea - Seizures - Visual Problems - Non-English Speaking - Patients who clinically unstable or requires urgent/emergent intervention - (ASA) Physical status classification class 4 or higher - Patient or parental preference for General Anesthesia


Samuel Rodriguez, MD
Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Thomas Caruso
Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

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