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The effectiveness of noise interventions in the ICU

Delaney, Lori; Litton, Edward; Van Haren, Frank


Purpose of review Excessive noise has direct adverse physiological and psychological effects, and may also have indirect negative health consequences by reducing sleep quality and quantity. This review presents a synthesis of the epidemiology of noise in the ICU, and the potential interventions designed to attenuate noise and protect patients. Recent findings Noise increases cortisol release, oxygen consumption, and vasoconstriction. ICU noise levels are excessive throughout the 24-h cycle,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
DOI: 10.1097/ACO.0000000000000708


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