User Stories

“One of my favorite experiences with Take-Pause was when I was working with an 8 year old with a knee laceration that needed suture for proper repair. The child was very anxious about the procedure. It was so wonderful to be able to offer Take-Pause to him. Not only did he do the VR-guided breathing exercises prior to the procedure, he was able to continue while I did his laceration repair. He was completely absorbed in following the wings of the dragonfly, and before he knew it, the procedure was done! Getting a procedure in urgent care can be quite a scary and traumatic experience, but with the help of Take-Pause, my patient actually enjoyed his time!”

Dipal Salva, MD

“Hi everyone, I wanted to share a positive patient story with Take-Pause. I had an 8 year old patient with a paronychia come in to clinic today. He arrived with his older sister and his mother. During the drainage procedure the sister expressed feeling scared and anxious. I sat her down in a neighboring room with mom’s permission and encouraged her to try Take-Pause. After the patient completed his treatment [with the doctor], he stated he was feeling very anxious and was notably talking about and focused on his injured finger. Mom asked if he could also try take pause as the daughter mentioned it had helped her to feel calm within about one minute of using.  After completion of Take-Pause with our 8 year old patient, the patient’s mother pulled me aside and thanked me.  She stated he no longer was talking about or focusing on his injured finger. He was laughing and playful in the room. I had 2 additional sick patients ask if they could stay after their visit with doctor so they could also try        Take-Pause. Who would’ve thought a young child would want to hang out in the doctors office after a visit!”

Dawn C, RN

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“Hi everyone, I wanted to share a positive patient story with Take-Pause. I had an 8 year old patient with a paronychia come in to clinic today. He arrived with his older sister and his mother. During the drainage procedure the sister expressed feeling scared and anxious. I sat her down in a neighboring room with mom’s permission and encouraged her to try Take-Pause. After the patient completed his treatment [with the doctor], he stated he was feeling very anxious and was notably talking about and focused on his injured finger. Mom asked if he could also try take pause as the daughter mentioned it had helped her to feel calm within about one minute of using.  After completion of Take-Pause with our 8 year old patient, the patient’s mother pulled me aside and thanked me.  She stated he no longer was talking about or focusing on his injured finger. He was laughing and playful in the room. I had 2 additional sick patients ask if they could stay after their visit with doctor so they could also try Take-Pause. Who would’ve thought a young child would want to hang out in the doctors office after a visit!”

Dawn C, RN