Before or after the blood test

Blood Test

Serious game made to reassure the child before or after the blood test.

It helps explain, anticipate and play down this worrying act for children. The application is used before a blood test to properly inform the child (and parents) and reduce anxiety and therefore pain.

It is used after the blood test, to allow the child to relive his experience in a more positive way and thus to shape his memory.

Why using the game of the blood test?

Distracting from waiting

It mobilizes the attention of children and therefore reduces the negative anticipation of care. This is the principle of distraction.

Why using the game of the blood test?

Foster coping strategies

It promotes children’s autonomy and sense of control in their ability to learn (Pate, Blount, Cohen, & Smith, 1996). Discussing the game, distraction techniques and the course of care with the child will allow the child to develop appropriate coping strategies. These behavioral strategies will then be valued and written down in their memories in order to be reactivated for subsequent care (von Baeyer et al., 2004; Blount et al., 2003).

Why using the game of the blood test?

Reinterpret the treatment.

Il permet d’agir sur la mémorisation de l’expérience. Le jeu permet de définir la chronologie du soin et de mettre à distance la charge émotionnelle que celui-ci représente. Le jeu permettra soit de répondre à des questions importantes (comment va-t-on m’aider ? que vais-je ressentir ? que devient le sang après le prélèvement ?), soit de revenir sur le déroulement du soin, de se recréer une expérience non douloureuse de ce qui s’est passé (Bruck, Ceci, Francoeur & Barr, 1995). Ces stratégies ont des effets à long terme et permettent à l’enfant de créer une « zone tampon » contre l’amplification et l’anticipation négative (Cohen et al., 2001).

Why using the game of the blood test?

Foster interpersonal relationships

It promotes the bond and exchanges between parents and children in the waiting room.

Example of customization for Cerballiance

Customization

All our solutions are customizable and customizable according to your needs. For example, the character Cerbakids from Cerballiance has been integrated into the interactive story explaining the blood test.