A hospital acts as a well-oiled machine running 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Providing patients with quality healthcare services is at the forefront of a hospital’s success. The most important prerequisite to providing excellent patient care is communication amongst staff members. A hospital cannot run efficiently without having a system in place for physicians, nurses, and support staff to connect.
One way to create an environment where medical staff is able to carry out duties is through a quality sound system. A hospital’s acoustic system is the foundation for which everyone relies heavily on for knowing what, when and where his or her expertise is needed.
On a typical day, physicians are paged over the PA system, nurses tend to patient needs by tapping into rooms via a private sound system, and hospital-wide announcements are made through a general sound system. Ultimately, a quality sound system has to have the ability to control sound absorption and effectively reach necessary parties.
However, noise has become a major concern in hospitals nation-wide. When noises statically come through a system or when there’s a repeated need for communication due to lack of clear sound, distraction occurs. Negative effects of acoustic noise can lead to increased psychological stress, poor staff communication, sleep disturbances and medical errors.
A good sound system controls exterior noise, patient room noise, building vibrations and sound isolation when necessary. A more focused work environment, heightened patient privacy, and a quiet setting for physicians to implement proper patient care are direct results of a proper sound system.
Lowrance Sound Company recognizes the importance of quality sound systems in order for an operation to run smoothly. For quality, excellent and engineered sound systems, contact our company today.