Clinical DIMENSIONA Student Paper Music in Critical Care Setting for Clients on Mechanical Ventilators A Student PerspectiveHo, Van BSN, RN; Chang, Sue BSN; Olivas, Rosa BSN; Almacen, Catherine BSN; Dimanlig, Marbert BSN; Rodriguez, Heather BSNAuthor Information All authors attended different colleges and universities prior to being nursing students. They started the nursing program in 2009 and were baccalaureate nursing students at CSUSB Palm Desert Campus. Date of graduation was June 16, 2012. The authors enjoyed researching for evidence-based studies related to music in critical care setting. They came across many interesting works that yield positive clinical outcomes with the help of music. They had an opportunity to expand their knowledge as well as apply music as an alternate therapy on their clients in the intensive care unit. The unique experience is that they could provide the hospital staffs with rationales on how music has its impact on the outcomes of these clients. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Van Ho, BSN, RN, 6682 Summerstone Court, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701 ([email protected]). Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: November/December 2012 - Volume 31 - Issue 6 - p 318-321 doi: 10.1097/DCC.0b013e31826bc7f7 Buy Metrics AbstractIn Brief This article written by baccalaureate nursing students briefly discusses the use of music therapy in clients on mechanical ventilation in intensive care units. The article explores the possible benefits of music therapy and its use in other aspects of health care. The benefit of music therapy has been discussed for decades in critical care. This article briefly discusses the possible benefits of music therapy from the views of student nurses. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.