Music in Emergency and Trauma Care Toolkit
A toolkit by the University of Florida Centre for Arts in Medicine.
This toolkit is designed to provide musicians, healthcare administrators and clinicians with guidance for implementing music in emergency and trauma care units.
The recommendations presented in this toolkit were derived from the provision of live preferential music programming over a four-year period, 2011-2015, in the UF Health Shands Hospital Adult Emergency and Trauma Center, as well as from a phase one clinical trial, which was undertaken in 2014-15. Over the 20-week trial period, six highly trained artists in residence performed preferential music for 1,257 patients and approximately 1,800 patient family members in order to determine the potential effects of music in the emergency and trauma care environment. Over the four-year period, participating musicians reported on over 5,000 patient interactions.
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