STEP 516: Trypanophobia: An Approach to Needle-phobic Patients (CE: 1.0)


This article discusses what trypanophobia is and how healthcare professionals can recognize the fear of needles among their patients. The available treatment options to help patients overcome their fear of needles. This article also goes over how healthcare professionals can understand their patient's fears.


Learning Objectives:

  • Explain what trypanophobia is and why it’s important
  • Describe the various treatment strategies for trypanophobia
  • Identify tips for healthcare staff to understand patient fears and phobias of needles



Francine Oran, BS, MA, RMA (AMT), AHI (AMT), RPT (AMT)


Launched: 2024