Imke Meyer-Lamp, Margarete Boos, Lisa Schugmann, Conrad Leitsmann, Lutz Trojan, and Martin Friedrich (2020)

The Silent Operating Theatre Optimisation System for positive impact on surgical staff-members' stress, exhaustion, activity and concentration in urologic da Vinci® surgeries

British Medical Journal.

Noise in the operating room (OR) is a stressor with far-reaching negative consequences. The Silent Operating Theatre Optimisation System (SOTOS) suppresses the noise level in the OR and improves the communication of the OR-staff. This study investigates whether SOTOS has a positive impact on the OR-staff’s perceived stress, exhaustion, activity and concentration. 

 

http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjinnov-2019-000413

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