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Noise level in ICU in Santa Marta, Colombia

4 November, 2016|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends. We keep on making noise to promote ICU silence. Today we share an article recently published in Medicina Intensiva by the Group of Research in modeling of Environmental Systems of the Environmental Engineering and Health Program of the University of Magdalena (Santa Marta, Colombia). The objective was to assess the noise level in adult, [...]

There are noises that we can´t avoid, but we can control them. By Roi Arias

11 October, 2016|

According to an European study made in collaboration with the Swedish Universities of Gothenburg and Borås, patients admitted in intensive care units are subject to levels of noise that exceed the recommended by the WHO for such spaces. The results have been collected under the title: "Noise in the ICU patient room – Staff knowledge and clinical improvements" Patients were asked [...]

The IC-HU soundscape

30 September, 2016|

Hola a todos, my dear friends. Noise maybe is something invisible in the ICU. And although we have spoken of it here or here, I have the feeling of that we have last of tiptoe, almost without making noise. We are not aware of how alarms affects our patients, or how professionals are exposed in our day to day to [...]

Noise pollution in the ICU

17 December, 2014|

Hola a tod@s, my dear friends.Who and what generates noise in the ICU?. Mainly, people.Today we talk about this interesting subject thanks to the article Noise pollution in the ICU: time to look into the mirror published in Critical Care in August 2014 and yesterday shared by our friend Carles Calaf in his social networks.Noise can have harmful effects on [...]