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do the sounds in the hospital affect pediatric patients?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Usually: All the strange, new sounds—alarms, machines beeping, intercom pages—are sure to bother & frighten children. Parents & staff can lessen the discomfort by explaining the sounds & reassuring them. Even adult patients find many of the sounds disturbing as they startle patients & interrupt rest. Many times the alarms can be set for alert at the nursing stations or set to a lower volume.
Answered on May 14, 2012

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