Registration is now open for The Impact of Pet and Music Therapy on the Critically Ill, the latest webcast from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Project Dispatch series. Music and animals have a distinct ability to improve a patient’s mood and outlook. Anxiety among patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) is often understandably heightened. Patients are confronted with unfamiliar surroundings and intrusive procedures, including being on mechanical ventilation. Music and pet therapy are two integrative approaches that may alleviate such anxiety and reduce sedation frequency and intensity. In this webcast, expert faculty will share their unique experiences with integrative therapies for patients and families in the ICU.
Linda Chlan, PhD, RN, FAAN, will review the results of her randomized clinical trial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association: “Effects of Patient-Directed Music Intervention on Anxiety and Sedative Exposure in Critically Ill Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilatory Support.” She will highlight how music can be used to reduce the common patient symptom of anxiety and the subsequent reduction of sedative exposure in mechanically ventilated patients. Erika Gonzalez, MSN, RN, CCRN, will discuss her critical care unit’s implementation of music and pet therapy.
- Understand the key obstacles and challenges to establishing such programs
- Apply similar strategies in your institution
- Evaluate your program’s success
This webcast will take place on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. Central Time.
This webcast was organized by the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Project Dispatch. Project Dispatch aims to improve the quality, efficacy, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare in the United States by developing and distributing resources for critical care clinicians focused on patient-centered research. This project is supported by grant number R18HS21940 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.