A video game invented by a nurse at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital hopes to reduce the level of anxiety kids experience when wearing anesthesia masks, and a newly inked licensing agreement could soon make the product available at hospitals around the world.
Abby Hess, a nurse practitioner and clinical researcher with medical center’s the department of anesthesiology, has spent the last seven years developing EZ Induction, a breathing-controlled video game to help kids relax when it’s time to put on an anesthesia mask and fall asleep for surgery.
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Written by Liz Engel.
Originally published April 12, 2023.