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The Night in the ICU

2020 11 Aug

An overview of the multiple characteristics of life overnight in a critical care ward, the relationships between caregivers, patients and family, and how this complex reality is embedded in an artificial and often unfriendly environment. Introduction Whether it is a matter of keeping on with the hard work - as day and night would... Read more

Noise in the intensive care unit: where does it come from and what can you do about it?

2019 30 May

Practical measures and interventions to reduce noise levels in the ICU and to improve the patient experience. The intensive care unit (ICU) is known to be noisy and is getting louder (Busch-Vishniac et al. 2007). Despite several trials, no interventions have been able to reduce noise levels by a meaningful amount (Li et al. 2011; Boyko... Read more