I’m writing this during the Covid-19 pandemic. People around the world are in ICUs on mechanical ventilators. Imagine how terrifying that must be! There are dozens of research studies that show that listening to music while in an ICU can reduce the anxiety of these patients.
For example, here is an article published in JAMA in 2015.
Doctors and medical facilities can do a lot for patient anxiety by providing music for them that is suitable for relaxation. One problem that they face is that using a personal Pandora or Spotify account isn’t legal for use for multiple patients.
Also, headphones significantly help patients to mute outside sounds and therefore help reduce anxiety. Although medical facilities worry about bringing in headphones that aren’t sterile, there are ways to manage this situation, such as giving each patient his or her own headphone or using disposable earpiece covers.
These are times unlike most of us have seen in our lifetimes. Anything we can do to help an individual with Covid-19 we need to do.
Our company, Surgical Serenity Solutions has a complete kit for providing patients in an ICU with the music they need. Here to learn more about it!
Hospitals can now consult with Surgical Serenity Solutions about how to incorporate Music Medicine into their hospital procedures.
Consulting for Hospitals that want to integrate Music Medicine:
Today, hospitals around the world are recognizing the many, powerful benefits that music can bring to their patients. New research is coming out every week on the powerful benefits of Music Medicine, which is pre-recorded music especially chosen to reduce anxiety and pain perception, listened to with headphones or earbuds. Dr Cash has spoken and consulted with hospitals around the world and can help YOUR hospital get up to speed with this cost-effective and powerful intervention. Patient satisfaction scores rocket when soothing music through personal headphones is introduced. Insurance companies (?) and Drs love it too, because patients are discharged faster with fewer re-admissions.
If you’re interested in discussing the potential of Music Medicine in your facility, please contact us here:
In the meantime, stay well, if you possibly can!