“Virtual Reality Analgesia In Trauma Rehab”
This will be a pilot study utilizing Virtual Reality Analgesia (VRA) as a first line nonpharmacologic analgesic intervention on the Acute Rehabilitation Unit. In order to assess the efficacy of the intervention with a set of outcome measures will be defined: - Pain will be measured using the VAS for all subjects pre-, during and post-intervention via self-report. - Number of opioids/oral pain medication consumed will be analyzed - Patient anxiety will be measured on the Short ( State-Trait Anxiety Index) STAI anxiety scale pre- and post-intervention. - Heart rate and blood pressure will also be measured pre and post intervention.
Trauma patients enrolled in the study will be offered Virtual Reality experieince per the protocol
Utilizing Virtual Reality Analgesia (VRA) as a First Line Nonpharmacologic Analgesic Intervention on the Acute Rehabilitation Unit: A Pilot Study