Search Tag: Noise

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Shadowing the Nightwatch: Nocturnal Activity in the ICU

2020 11 Aug

An article exploring the experience of an intensive care registrar overnight and the evidence supporting admissions, fatigue, judgement and morality in the circadian cycle. A t night, ICU feels like a fortress that has been put to bed for the night, and as a registrar, you have a role blended from sentinel, secretary, detective and... Read more

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Infographic

2020 11 Aug

The Night in the ICU  Read more

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Noise pollution in hospitals a growing problem

2018 19 Nov

Noise levels in hospitals regularly exceed international recommendations, and the problem is getting worse, according to an editorial in the BMJ by a research team from King's College London and the University of the Arts London (UAL). You might also like : Music room soundproofing to reduce hospital noise Excessive noise can impact patients'... Read more

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ESA2016: Study Showed ICU Noise Still Above Recommended Levels

2016 02 Jun

A study presented at Euroanaesthesia 2016 in London showed that noise levels in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) can go well above the World Health Organization (WHO)’s recommended levels, disturbing both patients and the medical teams that care for them. WHO recommends average sound levels for hospital wards below 35 decibels (dBA) with a maximum of... Read more