Faculty Advisor

Fofana, Mustapha S.

Center

WORC / Worcester Community Project Center

Abstract

The objective of this Interactive Qualifying Project is to evaluate the occurrence of noise, contaminant, and unintended stress in emergency triage care units and their impact on the patient care. Data are gathered from focus groups, surveys and the literature dealing with these themes to measure the quality of patient care in recovery, efficiency, evaluation, diagnosis, intervention, treatment, and services (REEDITS) system. Implementation of sound insulated machine boxes, smart materials, and sound absorbing ceiling and floor tiles are recommended as potential solutions. Continued effort to eliminate noises, contaminants, and unintended stresses in emergency triage care units is seen as a greater chance to enhance patient comfort, shortening hospital stay and reducing readmissions.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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