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"The Cinemavision goggles were installed in our MRI at Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, August, 2011. We heard about the benefits of the goggles at various Child Life conferences and were lucky enough to have the project funded by a charity group who support our hospital by providing high ticket items that will enhance our patient's hospital stay.
As the Child Life Specialist in the Pediatric Sedation Center, the goggles have significantly changed the game for me and the patients I work with everyday. In the month the system has been up and running, I have seen the number of children complete their scans without sedation double. Prior to the movie goggles, our patients were able to listen to Pandora or a CD of their choosing. Many of our school age/ teenage patients were able to complete MRI’s with preparation and the music. With the goggles I have seen younger patients easily complete their testing without sedation and older kids sit for very long scans.
Just last week an 8 year old patient was prepped for a 40 minute MRI, however as more and more scans were ordered, her testing time quickly took up 3 hours. She was as happy as could be leaving the MRI, having watched a movie and two episodes of Looney Tunes.
A 10 year old boy told me it felt like "his very own movie theater!"
A 7 year old girl “didn’t want it to end”. “ Child Life Specialist Children’s Hospital Ft Myers, Fl Oct 5, 2011