Why aren’t Hospitals Using Hush Curtains?

With all of the concerns about the stress caused to patients who hear tons of noise around them in hospital emergency rooms, it’s surprising to find that more hospitals aren’t using Hush curtains.

This video is from 2010, and I’m amazed to see the use of these curtains hasn’t spread throughout the country. Hush curtains are washable an padded, allowing for an increased level of soundproofing and privacy in the busiest part of the hospital – the emergency room.

Check it out and see for yourself. While I’m sure you can hear plenty, dulling the moans, screams, and beeping of emergency patients has to be beneficial to the stress levels of some of the others.

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