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Authors

  1. Lampron, Shaun DNP, MSN, BSN, RN
  2. Copeland, Donna DNP, RN, NE-BC, CPON, CPN, AE-C

Abstract

A quality improvement effort was designed to coordinate care in minimizing sleep interruptions to allow patients 6 or more hours of uninterrupted sleep. An interprofessional team developed a sleep protocol (HUSH) and coordinated care activities to reduce sleep interruptions on a 30-bed medical-surgical-telemetry unit. Changes in patient perceptions of noise and number of hours of restful sleep were compared before and after implementation. Results indicate a 9% improvement in quiet domain scores.