Noise in the OR can cause communication breakdown

05/21/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com

Surgical equipment noise, music and staff chatter in an operating room can impede surgeons' ability to understand what is being said, potentially leading to errors, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Surgical teams may need to turn off or lower the volume on background music and limit conversations to create the safest environment possible, according to Dr. Matthew Bush, an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and the study's co-author.

View Full Article in:

DoctorsLounge.com

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Counsel – Regulatory Affairs
RAI Services Company
Winston Salem, NC
Director of Program Development
AdvaMed
Washington DC, DC
Director of System QA
LifeWatch Services, Inc.
Rosemont, IL
Director of Business Development and Membership
AdvaMed
Washington DC, DC
Director, Corporate Counsel
Regeneron
Tarrytown, NY