Using Rapid Assessment to Evaluate Noise on an In-Patient Unit.
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.
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Deitrick, L. M., Kennedy, P., Cyriax, C., & Davies-Hathen, N. (2009). Using rapid assessment to evaluate noise on an in-patient unit. Journal Of Nursing Care Quality, 24(1), 27-32. doi:10.1097/NCQ.0b013e31818f554f
Business Administration, Management, and Operations | Health and Medical Administration | Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods
Administration and Leadership, Organizational Effectiveness, Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty, Patient Care Services / Nursing, Patient Care Services / Nursing Faculty