publication . Article . 2017

Ambient noise levels in acute neonatal intensive care unit of a tertiary referral hospital

D Souza, S. R. B.; Lewis, L. E.; Kumar, V.; Ramesh Bhat, Y.; Jayashree Purkayastha; Prakash, H.;
  • Published: 01 Oct 2017
Abstract
Background: Advances in neonatal care have resulted in improved survival of neonates admitted to the intensive care of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). However, the NCU may be an inappropriate milieu, with presence of overwhelming stimuli, most potent being the continuous presence of noise in the ambience of the NICU. Aim and Objectives: To determine and describe the ambient noise levels in the acute NICU of a tertiary referral hospital. Material and Methods: The ambient noise, in this study was the background sound existing in the environment of the acute NICU of a tertiary referral hospital in South India. The ambient noise levels were analyzed by an a...
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free text keywords: Ambient Noise Level, NICU, Neonates, Infants, Sound Levels, Medicine, R, Medicine (General), R5-920
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publication . Article . 2017

Ambient noise levels in acute neonatal intensive care unit of a tertiary referral hospital

D Souza, S. R. B.; Lewis, L. E.; Kumar, V.; Ramesh Bhat, Y.; Jayashree Purkayastha; Prakash, H.;