PEACE AND QUIET: WHAT MATTERS MOST TO HOSPITAL PATIENTS
Perhaps you’ve been in this scenario: You’re in the hospital for a procedure or recovering from an illness. You’re trying to rest. However, every time you start to doze off, you are awakened by the sound of the door closing as the nurse enters or leaves the room.
Many patients aren’t necessarily fond of the hospital staff entering their room several times throughout the day. That’s difficult to change as it’s necessary for quality health care. What we can change, however, is the sound of the door when it closes.
In a recent CAHPS Hospital Survey, patients indicated there were two things that significantly affect the patient experience:
1. The cleanliness and…
2. The quietness of their hospital room.
The opening and closing sound of an average hospital door is around 30 decibels. This is about the same loudness as whispering or rustling leaves.
30 DECIBELS IS NOT A QUIET LATCH
While this may seem somewhat insignificant, given the hustle and bustle of a typical hospital, it’s not the only noise disturbing the patient. When you add those 30 decibels to the hum of machines and the rhythmic beeping of monitors, a small sound suddenly amplifies to a much larger disturbance.
WHAT IF YOU COULD INSTALL A QUIET LATCH THAT REGISTERED AT 0 DECIBELS?
Now you can.
In direct response to this common hospital problem, ABH created the 6800Q Quiet Glide. This latch is both quiet and easy to open. The lock operates on a continuous heavy duty spring, which enables smooth operation. The lock itself is considered to be a cylindrical latch application. Plus, it can be custom engraved if needed. The quiet latch is also available in several different models.
For more information on how the ABH 6800Q Quiet Glide can benefit your building, contact your Midwest Door & Hardware sales representative.
Or stop in the Midwest Door & Hardware showroom at 5001 Russell Cir to see for yourself!