Noise Reduction to Reduce Patient Anxiety During Cast Removal: Can We Decrease Patient Anxiety With Cast Removal by Wearing Noise Reduction Headphones During Cast Saw Use?

@article{Mahan2017NoiseRT,
  title={Noise Reduction to Reduce Patient Anxiety During Cast Removal: Can We Decrease Patient Anxiety With Cast Removal by Wearing Noise Reduction Headphones During Cast Saw Use?},
  author={Susan T. Mahan and Marie S Harris and Anneliese M Lierhaus and Patricia E. Miller and Rachel L DiFazio},
  journal={Orthopedic nursing},
  year={2017},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={271-278}
}
BACKGROUND Noise reduction headphones decrease the sound during cast removal. Their effectiveness in decreasing anxiety has not been studied. PURPOSE Compare pediatric patients' anxiety levels during cast removal with and without utilization of noise reduction headphones combined with use of a personal electronic device. METHODS Quality improvement project. Patients randomly assigned to noise reduction headphone group or standard care group during cast removal. Faces, Legs, Activity, Cry… CONTINUE READING