Noise level in intensive care units of a public university hospital in Santa Marta (Colombia).

@article{Galindo2016NoiseLI,
  title={Noise level in intensive care units of a public university hospital in Santa Marta (Colombia).},
  author={A P Garrido Galindo and Y Camargo Caicedo and Andr{\'e}s M. V{\'e}lez-Pereira},
  journal={Medicina intensiva},
  year={2016},
  volume={40 7},
  pages={
          403-10
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the noise level in adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care units of a university hospital in the city of Santa Marta (Colombia). DESIGN A descriptive, observational, non-interventional study with follow-up over time was carried out. MATERIALS AND METHODS Continuous sampling was conducted for 20 days for each unit using a type i sound level meter, filter frequency in A weighting and Fast mode. We recorded the maximum values, the 90th percentile as background noise… CONTINUE READING

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