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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

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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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Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 30 Nov

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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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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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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