Acoustical ceiling tiles in open layout nurses' stations with absorb noise from speech and hospital equipment.
Healthcare – Nurses’ StationA typical nurses’ station has an open layout with access to treatment rooms and patient waiting areas.
- A highly absorbing suspended ceiling is needed to contain the speech and equipment noises that are produced.
- In addition, partitions and wall treatments will block sound from distracting treatment room conversations.
- To achieve HIPAA compliance a properly tuned electronic sound masking system may be employed.
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|For more information on privacy measurement standards, visit www.astm.org and www.ansi.org|
|HIPAA: FacilityCare magazine, 2003, an Interview with Dr. Kenneth Roy, Principal Scientist, Armstrong Ceilings|
|White Paper: Rx for Healthcare Speech Privacy: A Balanced Acoustical Design CS-3513|