November Needles!

In October Lauren had another visit to the SPASM HealthCare Museum in Gladesville mostly for research purposes but it was great catching up with the volunteers and hearing about their IV cannula experiences as young clinicians. Commonly, some patients still believe that the needle is left in their body after the cannula insertion, prior to […]

NeedleCalm Founder bags Nursing Trailblazers Award

NeedleCalm Founder and Sydney clinical specialist nurse Lauren Barber has been awarded the Health Minister’s Award for Nursing Trailblazers for her outstanding contributions to the medical field with her medtech device. Conferred by Mark Butler, Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Award for Nursing Trailblazers recognises innovators in nursing whose work transforms health and […]

It’s not all in your head- Making sense of the scary.

Needle phobia. Just hearing those two words can make your heart race, palms sweat, and send a shiver down your spine. Whether it’s the sight of a syringe or the thought of feeling that sharp prick, needle phobia is a very real fear that affects countless people around the world. But rest assured, if you’re […]

Have you visited The Starfish Store?

Lauren personally selects and trains all NeedleCalm stockists. Let us let you in on a little secret.. We have a favorite. Here’s why. In the heart of ShellHarbour, this wonderful shop welcomes you with warmth and comfort. In addition to being a fun and great place to visit, the Starfish Store knows everything there is […]

Happy International Nurses Day

“Happy #InternationalNursesDay to our nursing community! May this day be cherished as a reminder of the strength, support and resilience that you continue to provide.” – Lauren Barber MACNBachelor of Nursing, 2009Founder of NeedleCalm Pty Ltd Drawing inspiration from personal experience, Charles Sturt University Alumni Lauren Barber pivoted her nursing career to develop an innovative medical device to address a key […]

Self- injections

We don’t usually put getting an injection on our bucket list, but shit happens. Respect if you have been able to accomplish this task either by yourself or with help! There may be some needle procedures that hurt more than others.  Here are some of our top ouchies:  The great news is that you don’t […]

*Christine’s Case Study- Empowering Confidence, Overcoming Fear of Needles, and Creating Life’s Greatest Joy!

Name changed for privacy. Background  36-year-old female  Medical history:  Medications:   Vitamins:  Significant events:                                Outcome:   Disclaimer: Participants are not involved in the production, marketing or supply of NeedleCalm, are not related to NeedleCalm and have not received any incentives. NeedleCalm: Empowering […]

Are you up to date on the latest changes from The Australian Immunisation Handbook?

Scroll down to ‘Distraction Techniques’ and you will see two important updates. NeedleCalm™ has been added to the list of recommended practices. Topical anaesthetics are no longer recommended for routine use. https://immunisationhandbook.health.gov.au/contents/vaccination-procedures/administration-of-vaccines#distraction-techniques Learn more from Dr Haley Worth about the importance of managing procedural pain and anxiety for kids and being prepared! https://www.instagram.com/reel/CvqYZEnNI8U/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

InTune/Radio Northern Beaches Interview

As part of a 20 minute interview with local Northern Beaches radio host TonyB last week, Lauren shared her knowledge on needle phobia. It is her dream that one day every healthcare provider that performs needle procedures will have a needle phobia protocol and staff will have appropriate training. At the moment this seems to […]

The Hon. Mark Butler MP has just announced Lauren Barber MACN as the 2023 winner of the prestigious Health Minister’s Award for Nursing Trailblazers.

Congratulations to Lauren for receiving this esteemed award, recognising her exceptional leadership in tackling healthcare challenges with innovative thinking. Lauren drew inspiration from her personal experience to start NeedleCalm Pty Ltd, a company focused on changing the narrative around needle phobia and advocating for education in needle procedures. Watch the announcement: https://lnkd.in/gCZSkCB2Learn more about Lauren: https://lnkd.in/ggFpYqU8 #NNF2023

🎉 Exciting Announcement! 🎉

We are thrilled to share the incredible news that our very own Lauren has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious 2023 ACN Nurse Trailblazer Awards! 🏆🌟 Lauren’s dedication, passion, and relentless commitment to improving patient care have been recognised by industry experts, and we couldn’t be prouder to have her as a part […]

NeedleCalm® Receives Official Endorsement by the Australian Patients Association

Sydney, NSW 7th July 2023 – NeedleCalm®, a leading innovator in needle pain reduction technology, is thrilled to announce its official endorsement by the Australian Patients Association (APA). This significant recognition by the APA further solidifies NeedleCalm’s commitment to enhancing the patient experience during medical procedures involving needles. The endorsement from the APA attests to […]