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Hasfeldt, D., Lærkner, E., & Birkelund, R. (2010). Noise in the operating room--what do we know? A review of the literature. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 25(6), 380–386. 
Added by: Mark Grimshaw (07 Apr 2018 14:03:55 Europe/Copenhagen)    (07 Apr 2018 14:03:55 Europe/Copenhagen)
Resource type: Journal Article
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1016/j.jopan.2010.10.001
BibTeX citation key: Hasfeldt2010
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Categories: Health
Keywords: Hospitals, Noise, Operating Room
Creators: Birkelund, Hasfeldt, Lærkner
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Collection: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing
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   URLs   https://www.ncbi.n ... ov/pubmed/21126668
Abstract
"Because noise is a general stressor, noise in the OR should be avoided whenever possible. This article presents the results of a review of the research literature on the topic of noise in the OR. A systematic literature search was conducted. Eighteen relevant articles were identified and categorized as follows: noise levels, noise sources, staff performances, and patient's perception of noise. Each study was assessed according to the strength of the evidence and the quality of the study. Noise levels in the OR in general exceed recommended levels, and the noise sources are related to equipment and staff behavior. The main effect of noise on staff performances is related to impaired communication, resulting in a negative effect on patient safety. The literature on patients' perception of noise is both limited and inconsistent, and more research on this topic is needed."
  
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