3062: Adolescent Experiences With Ambient Therapy
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3062: Adolescent Experiences With Ambient Therapy      
Cortisol and melatonin levels are the primary hormones involved with stress responses, sleep quality, pain and anxiety. Evidence demonstrates that exposure to psychoacoustical “flooding” of ambient sounds through sensory-neural brain pathways promotes a sense of calmness. We conducted an 8-week pilot study with inpatient adolescent groups on a psychiatric-behavioral health unit to evaluate if theoretical assumptions were sustained.

 

Speaker: Kim Hutchinson EdD, PMHCNS-BC, LCAS      
Disclosures: The speaker has no conflicts of interest to disclose. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose. 

 

Target Audience: RN, APRN       

 

Session Objectives
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:  
1. Discuss principle components of Ambient Therapy.  
2. Describe interdisciplinary partnership efforts to investigate effects of Ambient Therapy with hospitalized adolescents.    
3. Investigate outcomes derived in adolescent exposure to ambient therapy experiences while hospitalized on a psychiatric-behavioral health inpatient unit.  

 

Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 Contact Hour, upon completion of an evaluation. Certificate generated online.    
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.    

 

Originally Presented
Friday, October 15th:  11:30am-12:15pm  
APNA 24th Annual Conference
Kentucky International Convention Center
Louisville, Kentucky    

 

The contact hours for this session expire: February 25, 2013

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.