Sleep disruptions and nocturnal nursing interactions in the intensive care unit.

@article{Le2012SleepDA,
  title={Sleep disruptions and nocturnal nursing interactions in the intensive care unit.},
  author={Angela Le and Randall S. Friese and Chiu-Hsieh Hsu and Julie L. Wynne and Peter Rhee and Terence S Okeeffe},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2012},
  volume={177 2},
  pages={
          310-4
        }
}
BACKGROUND Sleep deprivation, common in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, may be associated with increased morbidity and/or mortality. We previously demonstrated that significant numbers of nocturnal nursing interactions (NNIs) occur during the routine care of surgical ICU patients. For this study, we assessed the quantity and type of NNIs in different ICU types: medical, surgical, cardiothoracic, pediatric, and neonatal. We hypothesized that the number and type of NNIs vary among different… CONTINUE READING

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