Graduate Degree Type
College of Nursing
Dr, Donna Rinker
Dr, Karen Burritt
Background: The increase in opioid use disorder identified the need for revisions of the enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathway on the lumbar spinal fusion patients.
Objectives: To decrease pain scores, length of stay (LOS), and morphine milliequivalent (MME) use.
Methods: Pre/Post mixed methods quality improvement study with a non-VR group sample size of n = 50, and a VR group sample size of n = 11.
Results: No statistically significant change in pain scores, LOS, or MME. Patient satisfaction survey noted that patients were satisfied using for pain and would use it again for pain control.
Conclusion/Implications: The variables measured resulted in no change, but there was a large depiction of patient satisfaction with using VR giving implication for further study.
Keywords: pain management, virtual reality, lumbar fusion, neurosurgical
Ham, Jessica L., "Virtual Reality to Improve Pain Control in Lumbar Fusion Surgical Patients" (2022). Culminating Experience Projects. 106.
Available for download on Thursday, April 25, 2024