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#EA22: Impact of Fatigue on Doctors and Nurses

2022 07 Jun

Consultant Anaesthetist Dr Nancy Redfern of Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle, U.K., presented a review at Euroanaesthesia 2022 highlighting the potentially lethal effects of fatigue on doctors and nurses, its impact on the quality of their clinical work and judgement and its subsequent impact on patient safety. According to Dr... Read more

Sleep and Heart Health

2021 16 Nov

According to new findings published in the European Heart Journal, going to sleep between 10:00 and 11:00 pm is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease compared to earlier or later bedtimes.  Dr David Plans of the University of Exeter, UK, explains that our body's circadian rhythm regulates our physical and mental functioning.... Read more

Multicomponent Intervention for Sleep and Delirium in SICU

2021 30 Mar

Delirium affects nearly 60% of patients in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU). Sleep-wake disruption is a common risk factor in critically ill patients. However, to date, few SICU-focused delirium interventions have been implemented, even though factors like sleep-wake disruption are modifiable.    A study was conducted to determine the effect... Read more

Infographic

2020 11 Aug

The Night in the ICU  Read more

Nurses’ Sleep Deprivation Impacts Patient Outcomes

2019 12 Dec

Before work days, nurses sleep 83 minutes fewer than on their days off, which negatively impacts patient safety and care. According to a new study (Witkoski Stimpfel et al. 2019) published in Sleep Health , the journal of the National Sleep Foundation (USA), nurses get under 7 hours of sleep prior to their shifts. You may also like:... Read more

Daily Social Media Use Linked to Poor Sleep Patterns

2019 29 Oct

Spending three or more hours a day on social media is associated with poor sleep patterns, such as falling asleep after 11 pm on school nights and waking during the night, among UK teens, suggests research published in the online journal  BMJ Open . The findings "provide rigorous and meaningful evidence to inform practice and policy to support... Read more

What's Keeping You Up at Night?

2019 07 Aug

Millions of people suffer from sleep disorders, commonly attributed to health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure etc. Also, the use of alcohol, nicotine and caffeine have been thought to cause lack of sleep. However, studies researching this have previously not accounted for diversity in ethnicity or race, or are objective... Read more

Managing delirium in the ICU with sleep guardians

2019 14 Mar

Sleep guardians - a quality improvement initiative at the Lancashire and South Cumbria Critical Care Network (LSCCCN) to reduce and implement change while managing delirium in critical care patients   Introduction   Up to 85% of critical care patients may experience some form of delirium, but it can be very easily missed (Inouye et al.... Read more

Optimising sleep in the ICU

2018 16 Oct

Disordered sleep is common in ICU patients. While many of the reasons for this are impossible to modify, and others rely on improvement in the underlying condition, many directly depend on the actions of the treating team: for example, exposure to noise, timing of therapeutic procedures, tapering of sedating drug doses, and daytime mobilisation.... Read more

Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 30 Nov

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