Justin's blood pressure was
elevated because of stress.
The problem was an ongoing exposure to noise in a healthcare environment, which can trigger the body's stress response. Patients exposed to continuous noise experience anxiety, elevated blood pressure, memory alteration, increased agitation and a lowered tolerance for pain. Over time, it affects sleep and lowers the immune response to illness.
The fix came from healing environments created by using acoustical building materials that help to control excessive noise, reducing patient stress and enhancing the patient experience. Implementing acoustic controls means shorter hospital stays for patients and reduced readmission rates.
Elizabeth's patients were
The problem was excessive noise levels in healthcare environments. Studies have shown that noise levels above recommended decibel levels can interfere with the healing process. Noise above 50 decibels increases the need for pain medication in postoperative patients.
The fix came from managing noise levels in healing environments by using acoustical building materials specially designed to absorb and reduce excessive noise. A well-designed acoustical environment can improve overall patient healing. Attention to noise reduction in operating and recovery rooms and use of acoustically sound building materials is becoming a standard in patient care.
Texas Children's Hospital
Inventure Design created the interior of The Pavilion for Women, an addition to the Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas, with contemporary aesthetics as well as acoustics conducive to a multi-disciplinary medical care center. Inventure specializes in corporate and healthcare interior architectural design and facility optimization. The owners requested non-institutional, comfortable patient rooms to help their patients relax in a safe, spa-like environment. Acoustical qualities were of the utmost concern in the design of this addition.
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