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Sleep in the ICU: Limiting Elements of Noise in the Critical Care Environment (SILENCE)

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Internal Reference Number / Short title: SILENCE Phase 1: Sleep Assessment in the ICU
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Noise levels in intensive care units (ICUs) are about as loud as traffic on a main road, or conversation in a busy restaurant. Patients do not sleep well and often become confused. Patients who become confused stay longer in hospital, and often have health problems after they go home.

We want to lower noise levels in the ICU to see if we can improve patients’ sleep and reduce confusion. We will look at changing the noise levels in two ways. We know from talking to patients that the...

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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Clinical Neurosciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Sleep in the ICU
Publication date:
2017-08-16
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726026
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pubs:726026
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uuid:58137de9-895f-4205-9265-1c26bd800416
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pubs:726026
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2017-09-08

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