Search Tag: sleep

Executive Health Management

Philips-announces-milestone-in-largest-ever-sleep-apnea-clinical-trial

2014 19 Feb

Sleep Apnea cardioVascular Endpoints (SAVE) study examines impact of leading obstructive sleep apnea treatment on cardiovascular disease Royal Philips, a major sponsor of the Sleep Apnea cardioVascular Endpoints (SAVE) study, has announced that the study has reached its enrollment goal of 2,500 patients, spread across seven countries and 84...Read more

ICU Management

Interventions-bundle-can-improve-sleep-in-the-icu

2014 08 Jul

Sleep deprivation in intensive care patients is common, and may be associated with delirium. A UK study recently published in Anaesthesia set out to find out if implementing a bundle of non-pharmacological interventions, including environmental noise and light reduction, led to improved sleep and reduced incidence of delirium. The care bundle was based...Read more

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Work-time-control-enhances-physicians-sleep-and-wellbeing

2015 05 Jan

Physicians' work schedules are an important determinant of their own wellbeing and that of their patients. A new  study published in Applied Ergonomics  aimed to determine whether allowing physicians control over their work hours ameliorates the effects of demanding work schedules. Based on the results, optimising the balance between schedule flexibility...Read more

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Sleep-in-the-icu-cochrane-review-of-non-drug-interventions

2015 23 Oct

A systematic review finds no clear evidence on the effectiveness of different non-pharmacological interventions — including noise reduction, music therapy and social support — for improving sleep in critically ill adults in the ICU. The results are discussed in an article published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR). Sleep is essential...Read more

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Earplugs-are-effective-in-reducing-risk-of-delirium

2016 25 Jan

A systematic review of the use of earplugs to reduce delirium in intensive care patients has found that they significantly reduce the risk of delirium. The review, by Edward Litton, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, St John of God Hospital Subiaco , Australia and colleagues is published in Critical Care Medicine . The review analysed data from...Read more

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2016 30 Nov

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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

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Managing-delirium-in-the-icu-with-sleep-guardians-1

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

Cardiology Management

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

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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

Executive Health Management

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

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Infographic-4

2020 11 Aug

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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

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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

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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