Check this out--The other night I was to start an IV on an elderly gentleman with impossible veins. He was terribly afraid of needles. I didn't have any luck on my first try. So, I tried on his other arm next. He was so nervous that I felt sorry for him...Big time! I decided to use humor to distract him. I told the following joke:
How many nurses does it take to push a patient out of bed?
Seriously, the humor DID help!