Tech solutions can soothe kids before surgery

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital uses an easily disinfected video unit that can be mounted on any hospital bed

To sooth kids before surgery, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif., uses an easily disinfected video unit that can be mounted on any hospital bed, according to an article on the NPR website.

The video unit projects an image onto a large screen that hooks onto the bed right in front of the patient's eyes. 

The screen travels with the patient through pre-op and feels more immersive to the child than a small, distant TV screen, the article said.

Kids waiting for surgery at the hospital can choose from a menu of age-appropriate entertainment options that include certain TV shows, movies and music videos. 

Read the article.



July 8, 2016

Topic Area: Information Technology

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