Nine out of ten times, a text message can replace a phone call, reducing overall noise and unnecessary interruptions. Pagers, alarms, phones, hallway conversations and other sounds fill hospital corridors every hour of every day. Such commotion would be a distraction anywhere, but in a patient care environment the stakes are higher. Yet the problems of excess noise and interruptions continue. After reading this white paper, you will be able to:
- Understand the causes of noise and unnecessary interruptions.
- Identify the effects on your patients and staff.
- Gain tips on how smartphones can help reduce noise.