1. Burke, Deborah RN, CGRN
  2. McFarquhar, Dorma BSN, RN
  3. Schlosser, Catherine RN, CGRN

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Colonoscopy, as a screening and diagnostic procedure, is associated with discomfort and anxiety. Anxiety is experienced throughout the procedure: during the admission process, endoscopy procedure, and recovery period. Negative outcomes associated with anxiety include physiologic tension (i.e., increased blood pressure and heart rate), limited relaxation of the abdomen, and increased use of medications for sedation. Music, a non-invasive intervention, fits within the realm of holistic nursing practice and has the potential to decrease anxiety. Twenty subjects undergoing first-time colonoscopy were randomized to receive self-selected music to listen to throughout the colonoscopy procedure and admission to recovery. ANOVA for independent samples with post hoc analysis was applied to detect for differences in anxiety, vital signs, and amount of sedation prior to and after the music intervention.


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We are pleased to present the abstracts from sgna's 36th annual course, SGNA: your gateway to opportunity. The diversity of these topics certainly reflects the richness and breadth of our specialty. in keeping with the tradition of the annual course, we hope the following abstracts will encourage discussions for improving nursing practice and patient care outcomes.