St. Luke's Implements "Quiet Time"

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By Erin Leach

CEDAR RAPIDS - In an effort to reduce noise levels and foster a peaceful, healing environment, St. Luke’s Hospital is implementing Quiet Time on all hospital units starting Tuesday, September 4 from 2-4 a.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m. daily.

St. Luke’s selected these times because they are time periods when our bodies are most vulnerable and in need of rest. During Quiet Time, staff will dim the lights in patient rooms and unit hallways, which will also provide a visual cue for family, friends and staff. Scheduling therapies, treatments and tests or entering patient rooms will be avoided during Quiet Time.

Quiet Time information and equipment, such as brochures, door signs, ear plugs and eye masks, will be available to all units. Emergent patient care needs and physician rounding will continue to occur.

By incorporating Quiet Time in the patient routine, St. Luke’s aims to provide patients with the rest and relaxation needed to promote the healing process.
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