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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Reduce Noise Levels

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  • Install sound-absorbing ceiling tiles/wall panels
  • Treat hallways to reduce equipment sounds
  • Decentralize nursing stations
  • Eliminate overhead paging systems
  • Evaluate alarm appropriateness
  • Mask noxious sounds with pleasant sounds
  • Establish quiet zones & interrupt-free zones
  • Build single-patient rooms

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