Interventions to Reduce Decibel Levels on Patient Care Units

Moore, Marcia M.; Nolan, Stanton P.; Nguyen, Diem; Robinson, Samuel P.; Ryals, Brenda; Imbrie, John Z.; Spotnitz, William
September 1998
American Surgeon;Sep1998, Vol. 64 Issue 9, p894
Academic Journal
Presents study findings focused on the analysis of the noise levels in patient acute care units and an intensive care unit at the University of Virginia Health System. Interventions include staff education and closing patients' doors; Survey identifying noise as the most important irritant to surgical inpatients.


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