Influence of noise manipulation on retention in a simulated ICU ward round: an experimental pilot study

Erne, Katja and Knobel, Samuel E. J. and Naef, Aileen C. and Gerber, Stephan M. and Fischer, Tim and Mast, Fred W. and Schefold, Joerg C. and Zante, Bjoern and Nef, Tobias and Jeitziner, Marie-Madlen. (2022) Influence of noise manipulation on retention in a simulated ICU ward round: an experimental pilot study. Intensive Care Medicine Experimental (ICMx), 10. p. 3.

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Noise exposure leads to a reduction in cognitive abilities in diverse settings, however, only limited data exist examining the effects of environmental ICU noise on the cognitive performance of ICU professionals. A frequently occurring and demanding retention task in ICUs are ward rounds, which are considered key for the provision of medical care. Here, we investigate the influence of noise on information retention in a simulated ward round.; ICU professionals were exposed to a recorded, ICU ward round, simulated partly with and partly without environmental ICU noise. Ward rounds were followed by specific questions about previously provided information.; 56 ICU professionals (aged 26-59 years) were included. A logistic mixed model showed a reduction of 27% (P < 0.001) in the ward round test performance when participants were exposed to environmental ICU noise. Furthermore, advanced age was associated with reduced retention (- 28%, P < 0.001), questions containing important information performed better (+ 36%, P < 0.001), and higher stress led to better performance in retention (+ 24%, P = 0.01).; Our data showed a considerable negative influence of environmental ICU noise during a simulated ward round. Therefore, reduction of environmental ICU noise is recommended. The influence of additional factors, including stress, priorities, and demographic factors should be pursued in subsequent investigations.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Public Health > Institut für Pflegewissenschaft
UniBasel Contributors:Jeitziner, Marie-Madlen
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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