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Implementation of Quiet Time for Noise Reduction on a Medical-Surgical Unit.

Applebaum, Diane; Calo, Oriana; Neville, Kathleen.
J Nurs Adm; 46(12): 669-674, 2016 Dec.
Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27851709

OBJECTIVE:

The objective of this evidence-based investigation is to determine the efficacy of a quiet-time intervention to reduce noise in the hospital setting.

BACKGROUND:

For many reasons, noise continues to increase in the hospital setting.

METHODS:

In a descriptive comparative design, using a convenience sample of hospitalized patients, 80 patients were assessed on their perceptions of noise using the Patient Survey on Noise During Hospital Stay.

RESULTS:

Data revealed favorable responses to quiet time, with 70% of subjects reporting quiet-time intervention to be effective in reducing noise. Sixty percent of participants felt that 1 hour of quiet time helped to facilitate a quieter, more restful environment for the whole day.

CONCLUSION:

A quiet-time intervention is effective in addressing patient perception of noise while in the acute care hospital setting.