UAMS patients are invited to tune in to Channel 88 – The C.A.R.E. Channel (Continuous Ambient Relaxation Environment).
The time between medical interventions can be very stressful for patients, especially during the long night hours when patients often experience heightened anxiety and fear. The C.A.R.E. Channel provides soothing instrumental music together with appropriate images of nature that can calm even the most highly medicated patient. The late night hours are well served by a midnight star field, which support patients’ circadian rhythms, which improves restfulness and sleep. Patients naturally benefit from the relaxation and positive distraction provided by The C.A.R.E. Channel’s peaceful nature images and beautiful music.
Some of the benefits of the C.A.R.E. Channel are:
- The C.A.R.E. Channel can be tuned in to set the mood for any medical procedures or interventions that take place in the patient’s room.
- It can be played late at night if the patient is having difficulty in resting or sleeping.
- The C.A.R.E. Channel can help to block or mask distracting noises coming from hallways or other rooms.
- It is a great alternative for patients who need a distraction from their anxiety/pain but are agitated by commercial television.