Noise in hospital intensive care units--a critical review of a critical topic.

@article{Konkani2012NoiseIH,
  title={Noise in hospital intensive care units--a critical review of a critical topic.},
  author={Avinash Konkani and Barbara Oakley},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={522.e1-9}
}
PURPOSE The aims of the study were to examine the studies related to hospital noise in intensive care units (ICUs) to understand the sources and effects of noise and to describe best practices and common problems in the varying methods commonly applied to reduce the noise level. MATERIALS AND METHODS The ISI Web of Knowledge and PubMed were used to search original research articles to obtain articles related to hospital ICU noise analysis. RESULT This review article analyzes the 29 extant… CONTINUE READING