How to reduce anxiety levels in patients undergoing bone marrow biopsy

At the 2016 Annual Meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT), held in Valencia, Spain, John Murray, a Nurse Clinician at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK, discusses how to manage anxiety and fear in patients undergoing the bone marrow biopsy procedure. A detailed discussion helps patients understand the process and relax, despite discomfort or pain. In some cases entonox gas or intravenous midazolam can be used to reduce anxiety levels.

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