Factors Influencing Patients’ Sleep in the Intensive Care Unit: Perceptions of Patients and Clinical Staff

Author(s): Qinglan Ding, MBBS, MS, APRN, Nancy S. Redeker, RN, PhD, Margaret A. Pisani, MD, MPH, Henry K. Yaggi, MD, MPH, and Melissa P. Knauert, MD, PhD

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Jul 01, 2020

Topics: Behavioral/Psychosocial, Family-Centered Care, Patient Safety

Population: Geriatric, Adult

Role: Educator, Staff, Manager

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Activity Summary

This is a qualitative study identifying beliefs held by medical ICU stakeholders regarding sleep disruption in critically ill patients.


  • Describe sources of sleep disruption in the intensive care unit from both the clinical staff and patient perspective.
  • Identify sources of sleep disruption in the intensive care unit that are modifiable.
  • Describe how the themes uncovered in this study can be incorporated into the design of protocols for promoting sleep in the intensive care unit.

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