Student AuthorsKendall J. Burdick; Christine J. Callahan
UMass Chan AffiliationsSchool of Medicine
Keywordspost-intensive care syndrome
post-traumatic stress disorder
intensive care unit
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AbstractAn estimated 70% of patients who have been in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) experience some form of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS). As a stressful environment, the ICU can be traumatic for any patient; however, the disruption of sleep experienced by patients in ICU negatively impacts their mental status and recovery. One of the most significant contributors to sleep disruption is the constant blare of monitor alarms, many of which are false or redundant. Through multisensory approaches and procedural redesign, the hostile acoustic environment of the ICU that causes so many to suffer from PICS may be alleviated. In this paper, we present suggestions for improving the ICU acoustic environment to possibly reduce the incidence of post-ICU complications such as PICS.
Burdick KJ, Callahan CJ. Sleeping Soundlessly in the Intensive Care Unit. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction. 2020; 4(1):6. https://doi.org/10.3390/mti4010006
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