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Introducing the C.A.R.E. Channel

To access the C.A.R.E. Channel online, please visit CARE Connect and use the access code, lgh9431. This service can also be used at home by patients and staff. 

Lawrence General has introduced the C.A.R.E. Channel on all inpatient televisions. A therapeutic tool that reduces anxiety, alleviates pain, assists with sleep and restfulness, and minimizes the harmful effects of noise, the C.A.R.E. Channel is a way to improve  the patient experience and create more of a healing environment for patients, families, and staff. The idea for the C.A.R.E. Channel came from Dianna Deossie, RN, on Hamblet 5. 

Developed specifically for clinical use, the C.A.R.E. Channel offers respite from commercial television, noise, and other stressful distractions. Combining beautiful nature video and soothing instrumental music, this program serves as a therapeutic tool to enhance and promote healing and recovery. Based on decades of research looking at the use of nature imagery and music in clinical environments, the C.A.R.E. Channel is specifically designed to transform the environment of care and create conditions for improved patient outcomes. Patients will also be provided with login information upon discharge, so they can access the C.A.R.E. Channel from home.
The 24-hour broadcast is uniquely designed to reinforce the day/night cycle, which is a significant factor for the body’s ability to heal. During the daylight hours, stunning nature landscapes provide a positive focus for patients who may be anxious, in pain, lonely, or suffering.  
Overnight, visuals turn to the starry sky, helping patients fall asleep quickly and return to sleep if awakened for lab work, respiratory treatments, or other clinical interventions.
The physical environment in which care is delivered has a direct correlation with patient satisfaction. Implementing the C.A.R.E. Channel as the cornerstone of a healing environment reflects a commitment to providing patients and their families the best hospital experience possible. By reducing hospital noise, providing a supportive tool for sleep, and giving patients access to a world of beauty, the C.A.R.E. Channel positively impacts both satisfaction and outcomes.
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