This April 6, 2014 “The Inquirer” article on the Philly.com website talks about a recent study where an order was given to allow patients in ICU 4.5 hours of uninterrupted sleep and the results seemed to indicate that even that short amount of time spent in uninterrupted sleep was able to decrease the number of days patients suffered from delirium and in many cases decreased their length of stay.
- “ICU Patients May Face Mental Health Issues After Discharge” (pamhi.wordpress.com)
- Delirium increases long-term disability (news.vanderbilt.edu)
- “Hospitals need to make a culture shift in how they handle their sickest patients in the ICU,” Wes Ely, M.D. MPH, Professor of medicine and director of the ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (icupatient.wordpress.com)
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