Strategies For Success - Implementing a Noise Reduction Initiative in the Acute Care Setting

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150012
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Strategies For Success - Implementing a Noise Reduction Initiative in the Acute Care Setting
Abstract:
Strategies For Success - Implementing a Noise Reduction Initiative in the Acute Care Setting
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Free, Brenda, RNC
P.I. Institution Name:Upper Valley Medical Center
Title:Nurse Manager
Co-Authors:Michele Marshall, RN, MS, CNS, CNA, BC, CLNC
Excessive noise reducing the ability to attain rest is a frequent complaint cited in patient satisfaction surveys. Sleep is a basic human need, as important as food, water, oxygen and elimination. Lack of rest impacts an individual's ability to heal, morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to reduce noise in the acute care setting . A noise survey was developed and then piloted on a representative unit to assist in identification of factors that contribute to noise in the acute care setting. Patients were interviewed by staff and staff also completed a brief component about their perception regarding factors contributing to noise. Data from this pilot, were evaluated to identify potential solutions to reduce extraneous noise. Other interventions identified through recent research studies to be successful in noise reduction were also considered. Strategies for improvement included staff awareness through education, signage, use of ear plugs with patients, padding of pneumatic tube drops and patient server doors. These interventions were implemented following hospital wide education. The noise survey will be repeated after interventions implemented. Additionally, ongoing evaluation of noise is measured through patient satisfaction surveys by each unit having their individual score for trending and comparison. Many noise reduction solutions identified from the initial pilot are simple and relatively inexpensive. Everyone on the healthcare team has responsibility to assist in noise reduction for the promotion of rest, health and well being of the patients we serve.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStrategies For Success - Implementing a Noise Reduction Initiative in the Acute Care Settingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150012-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Strategies For Success - Implementing a Noise Reduction Initiative in the Acute Care Setting</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Free, Brenda, RNC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Upper Valley Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nurse Manager</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">bfree@uvmc.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Michele Marshall, RN, MS, CNS, CNA, BC, CLNC</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Excessive noise reducing the ability to attain rest is a frequent complaint cited in patient satisfaction surveys. Sleep is a basic human need, as important as food, water, oxygen and elimination. Lack of rest impacts an individual's ability to heal, morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to reduce noise in the acute care setting . A noise survey was developed and then piloted on a representative unit to assist in identification of factors that contribute to noise in the acute care setting. Patients were interviewed by staff and staff also completed a brief component about their perception regarding factors contributing to noise. Data from this pilot, were evaluated to identify potential solutions to reduce extraneous noise. Other interventions identified through recent research studies to be successful in noise reduction were also considered. Strategies for improvement included staff awareness through education, signage, use of ear plugs with patients, padding of pneumatic tube drops and patient server doors. These interventions were implemented following hospital wide education. The noise survey will be repeated after interventions implemented. Additionally, ongoing evaluation of noise is measured through patient satisfaction surveys by each unit having their individual score for trending and comparison. Many noise reduction solutions identified from the initial pilot are simple and relatively inexpensive. Everyone on the healthcare team has responsibility to assist in noise reduction for the promotion of rest, health and well being of the patients we serve.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:14:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:14:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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