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TEIXEIRA, Alessandra et al. Evaluation of Noise in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Rev Cuid [online]. 2011, vol.2, n.1, pp.114-118. ISSN 2216-0973.

Introduction: With advances in technology and research carried out in the nursery, it is possible to see beyond what we can to safeguard the lives of newborn (NB), providing a quality of life. For this we need to have a broad vision that looks beyond the individual, the environment and the team around him. Humanization must permeate all actions taken in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Objective: In this context, environmental noise is emerging as an object of this research study aims to identify the noise levels they are exposed to the newly infants admitted to a specific unit and neonatal intensive care discussed in the light of existing rules the country. Materials and Methods: Given the theme of the front of this investigation considers it important to know the law that addresses this issue, specifically the standard procedure of Technical Vocational Hygiene (NHO 01) and Rule 15 (NR15). According with Rule 15 (NR 15) promulgated by the Ministry Order No. 3214/1978 of Labor, updated by Decree 203/2011, the noise impact is classified as noise or continuous noise also called intermittent, which features of acoustic energy peaks of less than 1 (one) second at intervals greater than 1 (one) second. Results: We begin the presentation of results that describe the field of study, research results discussed in the light of existing standards in the country. Discussion and Conclusions: The study area institution is a referral center for neonatal intensive care of the micro-region Barbacena receives patients from several places. According to Board Resolution No. 7 (RDC 07) is classified as a level II intensive care unit (10).

Palavras-chave : Nursing; Noise; Neonatology.

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