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Cleaning up
noise pollution

A culture of quiet = a culture of safety?

The amount of noise in hospitals has been steadily rising for decades and has reached a breaking point.

 

Learn the consequences of noise pollution on patients, staff and hospital operations, and actions to take for improvement.

In the guide:

 

  • How hospitals are getting louder
  • The consequences of excess noise on patients
  • How noise affects staff
  • The impact noise has on workflow and operations
  • The benefits of dialing down the noise
Noise delays recognition and response to medical device alarm signals, which affects patient safety.”1

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Footnotes:
1 AAMI. “Alarm Management Compendium”, accessed 2017, http://s3.amazonaws.com/rdcms-aami/files/production/public/FileDownloads/HTSI/Alarms/Alarm_Compendium_2015.pdf                 
2 The AAMI is an American nonprofit organization that develops standards on the safety, performance and marketability of medical devices, and is a strong voice on regulatory policies and health care reform.