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Sound spectral analysis in the intensive care nursery: measuring high-frequency sound.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18638675     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Uterine structures protect the fetus from high-frequency sounds (i.e., >500 Hz). Preterm infants are not protected from sound >500 Hz. It is necessary to assess sound frequencies to protect preterm infants from high-frequency sound. However, no noise measurement study has been reported using sound spectral analysis (SSA). This article reports the results of an SSA in two Level III neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). The results of the SSA indicated that significant high-frequency sound existed within the infant's immediate care environment. Results of SSA assessments may lend evidentiary support to clinical managers seeking to redesign traditional NICUs.
Barbara Kellam; Jatinder Bhatia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric nursing     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1532-8449     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Nurs     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-21     Completed Date:  2008-10-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607529     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  317-23     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
East Carolina University College of Nursing, Greenville, NC; Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Exposure / analysis,  prevention & control*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal*
Noise* / adverse effects
Sound Spectrography*

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