Technology-Based Distractions During Minor Procedures

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT03628989


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

Stanford Investigator(s)

Samuel Rodriguez, MD

Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Thomas Caruso

Clinical Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine


Inclusion Criteria:

   - 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:

   - 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


behavioral: Use of Virtual Technology

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
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