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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304236
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Noise Pollution in the Workplace
Author(s):
Ormilon, Juanita
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota lambda
Author Details:
Juanita Ormilon, BSN, RNC-NIC, MSN, jormilon624@yahoo.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013

An evidence based research project: Noise Pollution in the workplace

Purpose: The purpose of this evidence based project' is to record and evaluate the noise level in the critical care setting by using a dosimeter' to improve health care workers' environment.

Background: The effect of noise pollution'to patients and healthcare workers has been extensively studied both'healthcare and industrial setting. Therefore the PICO question for this particular project is: Does the use of dosimeter as standardized equipment to record and evaluate the noise level in an acute critical care setting will improve the working'conditions of the health care workers?

Interventions: This project utilized evidence based practice to support changes by making use of the best evidence. Thirty staff nurses in the critical care unit'in New Jersey' who are involved in the recording, analyzing and evaluating the noise level participated in this evidence based research project. Staff Self Report Questionaires was used before and after incorporating dosimeter to examine the' effectiveness of noise level detector in improving the workplace condition of the healthcare workers.

Outcomes:The paired sample t test revealed that there is a significant improvement in the healthcare workers' working environment using dosimeter as a means to record the noise level.'The result of the analysis for all outcomes measures indicated that there were significant differences between noise level monitored and noise level'not monitored. This means that using noise level monitor is effective in improving the working condition of the healthcare workers, enhance critical thinking, reduce stress and promote a healthy work environment.

Implications/Recommendation: Increased staff satisfaction with noise level kept at minimum level, promotes staff retention, prevents hearing loss. Further research needs to examine wethere using dosimeter as a standardized equipment in critical care setting reduce the incidence of medication error, work place violence and staff burnout.

Keywords:
noise; critical care units; healthcare workers
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleNoise Pollution in the Workplaceen
dc.contributor.authorOrmilon, Juanitaen
dc.contributor.departmentIota lambdaen
dc.author.detailsJuanita Ormilon, BSN, RNC-NIC, MSN, jormilon624@yahoo.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304236-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013</p>An evidence based research project: Noise Pollution in the workplace <p>Purpose: The purpose of this evidence based project' is to record and evaluate the noise level in the critical care setting by using a dosimeter' to improve health care workers' environment. <p>Background: The effect of noise pollution'to patients and healthcare workers has been extensively studied both'healthcare and industrial setting. Therefore the PICO question for this particular project is: Does the use of dosimeter as standardized equipment to record and evaluate the noise level in an acute critical care setting will improve the working'conditions of the health care workers? <p>Interventions: This project utilized evidence based practice to support changes by making use of the best evidence. Thirty staff nurses in the critical care unit'in New Jersey' who are involved in the recording, analyzing and evaluating the noise level participated in this evidence based research project. Staff Self Report Questionaires was used before and after incorporating dosimeter to examine the' effectiveness of noise level detector in improving the workplace condition of the healthcare workers. <p>Outcomes:The paired sample t test revealed that there is a significant improvement in the healthcare workers' working environment using dosimeter as a means to record the noise level.'The result of the analysis for all outcomes measures indicated that there were significant differences between noise level monitored and noise level'not monitored. This means that using noise level monitor is effective in improving the working condition of the healthcare workers, enhance critical thinking, reduce stress and promote a healthy work environment. <p>Implications/Recommendation: Increased staff satisfaction with noise level kept at minimum level, promotes staff retention, prevents hearing loss. Further research needs to examine wethere using dosimeter as a standardized equipment in critical care setting reduce the incidence of medication error, work place violence and staff burnout.en
dc.subjectnoiseen
dc.subjectcritical care unitsen
dc.subjecthealthcare workersen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:31:50Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:31:50Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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