Project Information

SICU Music Listening

Project Description: This project will allow ICU/IMC patients in the surgical intensive care unit to listen to music during specified time intervals. Chlan (2013) demonstrated that access to patient preferred music for ICU patients was associated with reduction in anxiety and need for sedation when compared to usual care. Therefore, music listening will become the standard of care in the surgical intensive care unit for patients who wish to listen to music during their hospitalization. This CQI project will include surgical intensive care patients on 4E/4W. Patients and or families will be able to specify their music listening preferences, and preferred music listening intervals. Patients will be provided music listening per their request.

QPI: Angela, Larson, (

Collaborators: (; Lauren, Ochoa, (; Angela, Larson, (


UF Health Big Aims: Enhance the Patient Experience None

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