Useful links to resources for Coping with JIA

Resources for coping with JIA

  • The book – The abilities in me Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

This book is dedicated to children with JIA. It explores the day in the life of a young boy with JIA, through bright, colourful illustrations and text. This book will bring awareness of the condition and teach children how to be supportive and be kind. This picture book is aimed for children between the ages of 3-8 years. Available to buy on Amazon.

  • The KIPO book by iCAN

iCAN has produced a children’s book that helps explain Juvenile Arthritis to children and helps children know what to expect in terms of appointments and treatments.

Download here  https://icanireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Kipo-JIA-Childrens-book-iCAN-Irish-Childrens-Arthritis-Network.pdf

  • BUZZY4SHOTS – 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.

It is clinically proven pain relief from needle pain

Shop here https://www.moosebaby.co.nz/products/buzzy4shots-hospital-use-basic-kit