Noise in the postanaesthesia care unit.

@article{Allaouchiche2002NoiseIT,
  title={Noise in the postanaesthesia care unit.},
  author={Bernard Allaouchiche and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Duflo and Richard Debon and Alain Bergeret and Dominique Chassard},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2002},
  volume={88 3},
  pages={369-73}
}
BACKGROUND Although the postanaesthesia care unit (PACU) can be noisy, the effect of noise on patients recovering from anaesthesia is unknown. We studied the sources and intensity of noise in the PACU and assessed its effect on patients' comfort. METHODS We measured noise in a five-bed PACU with a sound level meter. Noise levels were obtained using an A-weighted setting (dBA) and peak sound using a linear scale (dBL). Leq (average noise level at 5-s intervals), maximum Leq (LeqMax), minimum… CONTINUE READING

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