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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 0 • O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y . N E T • 11 877.266.6897 a i v - i n c . c o m Infusion Pump Support & POWERMATE The manufacturers listed are the holders of their respective names and/or trademarks, and are not to be taken as an endorsement of affiliation with AIV, Inc. Special Purpose Relocatable Power Taps 718A Power Solutions REPAIRS NEW AIV-MANUFACTURED PARTS ACCESSORIES REFURBISHED Affordable Pumps for Popular Pumps Flat & Fixed Rate S urgery can be a scary thing, especially for kids, so I tested different ways to reduce the anxiety of pediatric patients who were having their tonsils and ade- noids removed at Dayton (Ohio) Children's Hospital. When these patients arrived in recovery, we start- ed playing classical music, which they would hear until they awoke from anesthesia. The hospital's child life department also supplied iPads loaded with movies such as Disney's Frozen and child-appropriate games, which children watched and played while in recovery. We noticed that the classical music and utilization of the iPads helped patients emerge from anesthesia quicker and nurses weren't administering as many doses of pain medicine. It was clear patients and their family mem- bers felt less stress and anxiety during the recovery process. We also saw a 10- to 30-minute decrease in patients' post-op stays. Because the results of the study were so successful, we reached out to the Andy Dalton Foundation, a local charitable organization that supplied the hospital with an additional 25 iPads, a docking station and a cabinet in which to keep everything. Jenny Ingle, DNP, RN Indiana University—Purdue University Columbus Columbus, Ind. inglejen@iu.edu KID FRIENDLY The surgical team at Dayton Children's Hospital found creative ways to soothe pediatric patients. TECH FOR TODDLERS Music and Movies Put Kids at Ease TOUCHDOWN POINT The Andy Dalton Foundation donated 25 iPads and a docking station to further improve the care of the hospital's pediatric patients. Jenny Ingle, DNP, RN Jenny Ingle, DNP, RN

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