As the Cloud Kit is beginning to get some traction in hospitals around the country, I’d like to share more about the Cloud Kit. Like all of our Surgical Serenity Solutions products, the Cloud Kit was intended to be used in the Surgical Suite. The benefit of the Cloud Kit over individual headphones is that you have 10 ready-to-go, fully charged headsets, all in one place, and with disposable earpiece covers available in a dispenser on the side.
The headphones sit on a USB hub that keeps them charged. These are the premium, hospital model that will play for 20-24 hours continuously. The playlist is a little over 90 minutes and loops continuously.
Currently the Cloud Kit is being used at major hospitals in Florida, Cleveland, California and soon Texas and Chicago!! Although created for surgery, doctors, dentists, and nurses have quickly recognized all of the other possible uses for these ingenious headphones. The Cloud Kit is being used with a chemotherapy department at one hospital, pain management research at another, endoscopy suite and ambulatory surgery at another.
Many hospitals have purchased individual headphones to use through the entire hospitals such as the Veteran’s Hospital here in Louisville, which purchased 100 individual headphones! Then there are the individual patients that have purchased headphones for their surgery, labor and delivery, dental procedure or whatever.
In terms of the music, it’s important to remember that the music is NOT for entertainment purposes! The whole point of the pre-loaded music is to have music which engages RHYTHMIC ENTRAINMENT in the patient. When this happens, the patient is quickly calmed by the slow, steady, soothing tempo of this music. Currently it is classical piano music which lulls the patient into a state in which the vital signs of heartbeat, pulse, blood pressure and breathing are stabilized and balanced by our proprietary music. Of course this process works with the brain to balance both hemispheres, through the corpus collosum! Once the Surgical Serenity Solution is in more hospitals, we will create more playlists in other genres, as music that engages rhythmic entrainment can be found or created in any genre. Stay tuned! Exciting times!