Buzzy4Shots ... taking the sting out of shots
BUZZY is a small vibrating device designed to help block sharp pain and provide distraction during medical procedures.
A cooling pad (ice-wings) is placed behind Buzzy, and Buzzy is placed between the brain and the pain (usually on arms or hands). Turn Buzzy on and leave him in place during the procedure. Your attention is taken away from the needle and pain and focused on the cool, vibrating buzzy bee.
Buzzy confuses your body’s own nerves and distracts attention away from the pain, thereby dulling or eliminating sharp injection pain. In the same way that rubbing a bumped elbow helps, or cool running water soothes a burn.
The gate control theory is the basis for Buzzy. “Gate control” is the term used to describe pain relief by causing sensations other than pain, and then sending them down the same pathway where pain gets blocked at the “gate”. Sharp pain, itching, and burning are transmitted on the same nerve to a transmission system in the dorsal (sensory) horn of the spinal cord. Motion signals travel alongside pain fibers on Abeta nerves, as do temperature and pressure nerves (C fibers). A single summary signal is then transmitted up the spinal cord, thus excess vibration or cold can overwhelm or dilute the sharp pain from shots, itching, or burning from medications.
Buzzy is used in dozens of hospitals, healthcare facilities, general practices, clinics and in homes throughout New Zealand and Australia.
Our BUZZY Healthcare Basic Kit is perfect for children & adults:
- Hospitals (all departments)
- Medical Practices/Doctor's Surgeries
- Community Nurses
- Emergency Departments
- Immunisation Services
Use Buzzy for:
- Blood draws and IV's
- Vaccination Shots
- Dialysis and Glucose Monitoring
- Finger Sticks
- Medical procedures (eg spinal taps)
- Medication Injections
Our Buzzy Healthcare Basic Kit contains:
- Vibrating BUZZY Bee (durable medical plastic surface allowing for hospital grade cleaners)
- 4 x reusable multi-patient slip on Blue Gel Ice Wings
Pricing & Shipping
- Prices are quoted in Australian Dollars.
- We ship throughout Australia (3-5 working days) & New Zealand (2-3 working days)
- Standard shipping to main centres: $8.99
- FREE shipping on orders over $150
I work as pain management nurse in a children's hospital. I use Buzzy every day. It's great with shots, blood draws, lumbar punctures, and even bone marrow aspiration... Buzzy is fun and useful. I use it along with distraction cards…" Anne T
“I wanted to let you know that the buzzy device … has worked wonderfully. We have had patients who have been afraid of giving themselves shots be amazed at how well this works in relieving pain….- Tracey
I love Buzzy for IV’s because it doesn’t constrict the veins down like cold spray but it gives the analgesic effect kids need. I don’t have 30 minutes to wait for LMX. - Hope
Today I used Buzzy on myself with the frozen wings for an Imitrex shot. I HATE Imitrex bc it burns like fire. Buzzy made it 10x better. I actually laid in bed suffering for 4 hours with the migraine bc I hate the shot so bad. It’s not the needle. It’s the fire medicine. LOL. Buzzy is the bomb. - Sarah