This is a randomized, controlled trial of a distraction protocol for peripheral intravenous
line placement in the pediatric emergency department. Patients and parents will be randomized
to one of two interventions: routine care or a teaching session about the cognitive technique
known as distraction. The study seeks to enroll children ages 4-9, who are cognitively
normal, who are without significant chronic medical illness, who are receiving intravenous
line placement as part of routine care in the pediatric emergency department. Study
investigators hypothesize that patients in the intervention group will report less pain than
patients in the control group.