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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182777
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Noise Pollution and Staff Stress in Patient Care Areas in a Magnet Rural Community Hospital
Author(s):
Cody, Jean
Author Details:
Jean Cody, MS, RN, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Bennington, Vermont, USA, email: codj@phin.org
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: This original research study addressed the relationship between noise in the healing environment of the hospital and staff stress levels. Designed and conducted by the nursing department at a small, magnet designated community hospital, the study was based on The Philosophy of Caring concept of nurse philosopher Jean Watson, PhD, RN. The purpose of the study was to 1) determine noise levels in 5 patient care areas, 2) determine stress levels of staff working in those areas, 3) determine correlations between staff role, gender, age, experience, length of employment on units, with stress levels, 4) involve nurses in nursing research, 5) make recommendations for improvements in the working environment of those who provide care and comfort to patients and families. Findings from this study were: 1) noise levels across all study areas were greater than the 45 decibels recommended by the EPA; 2) noise levels increased significantly during change of shift report, most notably at 1500 hrs; 3) staff reported higher stress levels at 1500 hrs compared to other measurement times; 4) 10% of study respondents reported unusually high stress levels. Based on the study results, the research team recommends that times and areas of high noise and high stress receive further investigation; noise abatement must be incorporated into hospital renovations and new construction; and stress reduction resources must be readily available to staff. The involvement of large numbers of staff nurses and the collaborative efforts of the hospital engineering department made this research possible. References: Babisch W, Beule B, Schust M, et al Traffic noise and risk of myocardial infarction. Epidemiology. 2005 Jan;16(1):33-40. Baker CF, Garvin BJ, Kennedy CW, Polivka BJ. The effect of environmental sound and communication on CCU patients' heart rate and blood pressure. Res Nurs Health. 1993 Dec;16(6):415-21 Baldwin AL, Schwartz GE. Personal interaction with a Reiki practitioner decreases noise-induced microvascular damage in an animal model. JCAM 2006; 12(1):15-22; Biley FC. Effects of noise in hospitals. Br J Nurs. 1994 Feb 10-23;3(3):110-3. Blomkvist V, Eriksen CA, Theorell T, et al. Acoustics and psychosocial environment in intensive coronary care. Occup Environ Med. 2005 Mar;62(3):e1. Bremmer P, Byers JF, Kiehl E. Noise and the premature infant: physiological effects and practice implications. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2003 Jul-Aug;32(4):447-54 Cabrera IN, Lee MH. Reducing noise pollution in the hospital setting by establishing a department of sound: a survey of recent research on the effects of noise and music in health care. Prev Med. 2000 Apr;30(4):339-45. Chang YJ, Lin CH, Lin LH. Noise and related events in a neonatal intensive care unit. Acta Paediatr Taiwan. 2001 Jul-Aug;42(4):212-7. Christensen M. Noise levels in a general surgical ward: a descriptive study. J Clin Nurs. 2005 Feb;14(2):156-64. Christensen M. What knowledge do ICU nurses have with regard to the effects of noise exposure in the Intensive Care Unit? Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2005 Aug;21(4):199-207. Cohen S, Kamarck T, Mermelstein R. A Global Measure of Perceived Stress. J. of Health and Social Behavior 1983 Dec; 24:385-396. Corr M. Reducing occupational stress in intensive care. Nurs Crit Care. 2000 Mar-Apr;5(2):76-81. Donchin Y, Seagull FJ. The hostile environment of the intensive care unit. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2002 Aug;8(4):316-20. Falk SA, Woods N. Hospital noise: Levels and potential health hazards. N Engl J Med 1973. [Please contact presenter for more information.]
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNoise Pollution and Staff Stress in Patient Care Areas in a Magnet Rural Community Hospitalen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCody, Jeanen_US
dc.author.detailsJean Cody, MS, RN, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Bennington, Vermont, USA, email: codj@phin.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182777-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: This original research study addressed the relationship between noise in the healing environment of the hospital and staff stress levels. Designed and conducted by the nursing department at a small, magnet designated community hospital, the study was based on The Philosophy of Caring concept of nurse philosopher Jean Watson, PhD, RN. The purpose of the study was to 1) determine noise levels in 5 patient care areas, 2) determine stress levels of staff working in those areas, 3) determine correlations between staff role, gender, age, experience, length of employment on units, with stress levels, 4) involve nurses in nursing research, 5) make recommendations for improvements in the working environment of those who provide care and comfort to patients and families. Findings from this study were: 1) noise levels across all study areas were greater than the 45 decibels recommended by the EPA; 2) noise levels increased significantly during change of shift report, most notably at 1500 hrs; 3) staff reported higher stress levels at 1500 hrs compared to other measurement times; 4) 10% of study respondents reported unusually high stress levels. Based on the study results, the research team recommends that times and areas of high noise and high stress receive further investigation; noise abatement must be incorporated into hospital renovations and new construction; and stress reduction resources must be readily available to staff. The involvement of large numbers of staff nurses and the collaborative efforts of the hospital engineering department made this research possible. References: Babisch W, Beule B, Schust M, et al Traffic noise and risk of myocardial infarction. Epidemiology. 2005 Jan;16(1):33-40. Baker CF, Garvin BJ, Kennedy CW, Polivka BJ. The effect of environmental sound and communication on CCU patients' heart rate and blood pressure. Res Nurs Health. 1993 Dec;16(6):415-21 Baldwin AL, Schwartz GE. Personal interaction with a Reiki practitioner decreases noise-induced microvascular damage in an animal model. JCAM 2006; 12(1):15-22; Biley FC. Effects of noise in hospitals. Br J Nurs. 1994 Feb 10-23;3(3):110-3. Blomkvist V, Eriksen CA, Theorell T, et al. Acoustics and psychosocial environment in intensive coronary care. Occup Environ Med. 2005 Mar;62(3):e1. Bremmer P, Byers JF, Kiehl E. Noise and the premature infant: physiological effects and practice implications. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2003 Jul-Aug;32(4):447-54 Cabrera IN, Lee MH. Reducing noise pollution in the hospital setting by establishing a department of sound: a survey of recent research on the effects of noise and music in health care. Prev Med. 2000 Apr;30(4):339-45. Chang YJ, Lin CH, Lin LH. Noise and related events in a neonatal intensive care unit. Acta Paediatr Taiwan. 2001 Jul-Aug;42(4):212-7. Christensen M. Noise levels in a general surgical ward: a descriptive study. J Clin Nurs. 2005 Feb;14(2):156-64. Christensen M. What knowledge do ICU nurses have with regard to the effects of noise exposure in the Intensive Care Unit? Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2005 Aug;21(4):199-207. Cohen S, Kamarck T, Mermelstein R. A Global Measure of Perceived Stress. J. of Health and Social Behavior 1983 Dec; 24:385-396. Corr M. Reducing occupational stress in intensive care. Nurs Crit Care. 2000 Mar-Apr;5(2):76-81. Donchin Y, Seagull FJ. The hostile environment of the intensive care unit. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2002 Aug;8(4):316-20. Falk SA, Woods N. Hospital noise: Levels and potential health hazards. N Engl J Med 1973. [Please contact presenter for more information.]en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:39:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:39:38Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.description"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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