News Headlines Article

Quiet ORs Better for Patient Safety
Health Leaders Media

Operating rooms are noisy places. There’s mechanical noise from whirring drills, beeping and humming from vital sign monitors, and whooshing sounds from fans and suction devices. Those sounds are largely unavoidable.

But then there’s human noise, from conversations, doors opening and closing, the clanging of team members handling instruments and equipment, and, of course, the sound of whatever songs the team wants to hear.