In the anesthesia department in the Schrobenhausen district hospital, the effect of HappyMed video glasses was examined on 88 patients over a period of 5 months.
Dr. Markus Schmola, Head of the Department of Anaesthesiology , Operative Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, explains: “Many of our patients don’t want to know exactly what happens during the operation. However, once the fear spreads, in the past we had no choice but to give a sedative. But the drugs have one disadvantage: the side effects are not always in proportion to the procedure. Confusion and disorientation can result after waking up. “
The results of the study were summarized in a master’s thesis on the subject of “Introduction and evaluation of video glasses in an anesthesia department of a municipal hospital” by Julia Schmola. The work not only dealt with the effect of audiovisual sedation on patients, but also includes process-oriented topics and the collection of economic factors.
The 5 most important results:
DELETE It can be concluded that, despite additional costs due to positive secondary and tertiary effects, the use of HappyMed video glasses is economical THIS SENTENCE MAKES NO SENSE An extrapolation allows the conclusion that the glasses are amortized per 113 uses of the video glasses if the consequence of “delirium” is considered in isolation.
From an economic point of view, however, one shouldn’t neglect the marketing effect of video glasses. For such low expenditure as for the HappyMed video glasses, other marketing measures are hardly feasible. For a more detailed analysis of these effects, the author recommends further studies.
Study period October 2020 – March 2021, patients n = 88, specialists n = 17
Interventions (n = 88)
- General and visceral surgery (12 procedures)
- Vascular surgery (7 procedures)
- Trauma Surgery and Orthopedics (43 procedures)
- Pediatric orthopedics (2 procedures)
- Urology (24 procedures)
Anesthetic procedure (n = 84)
- 72.6% regional anesthesia
- 4.8% local anesthesia
- 3.6% no anesthesia necessary when wearing glasses
- 19% other anesthesia (e.g. general anesthesia)
Gender and Age (n = 83)
- 57.8% male
- 42.2% female
Age (n = 84)
- Under 5 years: 0%
- 6-11 years: 6%
- 12-17 years: 0%
- 18-29 years: 3.6%
- 30-39 years: 2.4%
- 40-49 years: 9.5%
- 50-59 years: 21.4%
- 60-69 years: 27.4%
- 70 years or older: 29.8%
1) Master’s thesis on “Introduction and evaluation of video glasses in an anesthesia department of a municipal hospital with 150 beds”. Author: Julia Schmola, Burgenland University of Applied Sciences (Austrian Institute of Management).
2) Schrobenhausener Zeitung November 15, 2020: Fear-free in the operating room – video glasses ensure relaxation and the best entertainment during surgical interventions and reduce the use of medication ( https://www.donaukurier.de/lokales/schrobenhausen/Angstfrei-im-OP-Saal ; art603,4714731? fbclid = IwAR2z7pOewo6Bg1jpufXvbH2WLIvLGCtjaSWp2Sb3U0lL1e6ONuttCCLhJWM )
3) Augsbuger Allgemeine November 17, 2020: When to use video glasses at the district hospital in Schrobenhausen ( https://www.augsburger-allgemeine.de/neuburg/Neuburg-Wann-Videobrillen-am-Kreiskrankenhaus-in-Schrobenhausen-zum-Einsatz- come-id58549361.html )