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Journal Article
Commentary

Implementing No Interruption Zones in the perioperative environment.

Wright I. AORN journal. 2016;104:536-540.

Noise in the operating room can contribute to miscommunication, stress, and fatigue. This commentary describes a project that established a designated quiet space in an outpatient surgical setting to decrease opportunities for distraction in perioperative care and provided education regarding the importance of noise reduction.