I don't know about your ED, but where I work, the moment I set foot in the door, I'm assaulted with a barrage of NOISE. Phones that ring nonstop, monitors dinging, call bells, people yelling, and all the other ambient sounds that are hard to distinguish from the cacophony. It's like my stress level just jumps up about ten points on the 0-10 scale the second I walk in.
Anybody else ever feel this way? Is your hospital doing anything to address it?