Quiet, Please! Nurse-led Initiative Reduces ICU Noise

Aug 02, 2018

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08.02.18 – HealthLeaders

Concerned that noise was negatively affecting family satisfaction, patient sleep, staff stress levels and concentration, nursing staff at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York, launched an initiative to reduce noise levels in the 16-bed neurosurgical intensive care unit. The unit reduced noise levels and maintained quiet times with reductions in peak noise events six months after education and implementation. Here’s how they did it.

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