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The nocturnal acoustical intensity of the intensive care environment: An observational study

Delaney, Lori; Currie, Marian; Huang, Carol; Lopez, Violeta; Litton, Edward; Van Haren, Frank


Background: The intensive care unit (ICU) environment exposes patients to noise levels that may result in substantial sleep disruption. There is a need to accurately describe the intensity pattern and source of noise in the ICU in order to develop effective sound abatement strategies. The objectives of this study were to determine nocturnal noise levels and their variability and the related sources of noise within an Australian tertiary ICU. Methods: An observational cross-sectional study was...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Intensive Care
DOI: 10.1186/s40560-017-0237-9
Access Rights: Open Access


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