Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, Falls Church, Virginia.
Correspondence: Leslie Horton, MBA, RN, CCRN-K, C-AAIS, IACP CDT, CDTA, PDTI, CSDT, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, 3300 Gallows Road, Room PG-147, Falls Church, VA 22042 ([email protected]).
Dates: Submitted August 9, 2022; Revised December 14, 2022; Accepted December 15, 2022.
Margaret Griffen is currently with University of Kentucky.
The following participants had a role in the drafting of the study and/or the data collection of the study: Elena Jacobsen, Alicia Landis, Ruth Ann Harrold, and Stacey Harris assisted with research proposal and data collection; Jeffrey Horton conducted statistics and data analysis on research data; and bedside RNs of TICU, TIMCU, and TACS completed observations and data collection sheets.
Leslie Horton's company, Most Fine Canine, Inc, is on contract with Inova Health Systems for the coordination and management of the Animal-Assisted Care Program since 2000. To prevent unintentional bias for data collection, data collection forms were completed by the bedside RNs.
ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT05217030.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
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