Tag: ICU delirium

Noise in the ICU

Noise pollution In recent years, several acoustic studies have noted that the sound environment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is noisy and demanding. The noises are unpredictable and unexpected as they have numerous sources. The extent of the problem is not yet fully understood, but the impact of noise pollution in patient rooms in […]

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Being critically ill and surrounded by noise – doctoral thesis

On November 21st Lotta Johansson of Gothenburg university defended her doctoral thesis at the Ph.D. disputation held at Academicum. The title of thesis is “Being critically ill and surrounded by sound and noise. Patient experiences, staff awareness and future challenges”. The aim of thesis was to show how critically ill patients experience sound and noise, as well as looking at what […]

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