Title

Using Rapid Assessment to Evaluate Noise on an In-Patient Unit.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-2009

Abstract

Rapid assessment was used to evaluate a noise problem on a busy, high-traffic, high-acuity medical/surgical telemetry unit over a 4-week period. Six sources of environmental noise were identified including conversational noise, noise from doors, noise from housekeeping activities, noise from the pneumatic message tube station, hallway noise, and miscellaneous noise. Our study also demonstrates the value of rapid-assessment methodology for the evaluation of clinical problems such as noise.

Volume

24

Issue

1

First Page

27

Last Page

32

ISSN

1550-5065

Disciplines

Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Health and Medical Administration | Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods

PubMedID

19092476

Department(s)

Administration and Leadership, Organizational Effectiveness, Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty, Patient Care Services / Nursing, Patient Care Services / Nursing Faculty

Document Type

Article