Event Title

Patient Sleep Patterns: Understanding Patients' Perceptions of Nursing Assessment Times and Interventions During Sleeping Hours

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

9-4-2012 1:00 PM

End Date

9-4-2012 2:30 PM

Student's Major

School of Nursing

Student's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Mentor's Name

Hans Peter De Ruiter

Mentor's Department

School of Nursing

Mentor's College

Allied Health and Nursing

Description

Purpose: to determine if changing the nursing assessment times would decrease disturbances in the patients’ sleep cycles and therefore promote sound sleep in patients. Background: currently nurses perform mandatory routine assessments and frequent nursing interventions that may disturb the rehabilitation patients’ sleep cycles. Rehabilitation patients in long term care facility may suffer from sleep deprivation as a result of these assessments and their recovery time may be extended. Sleep preserves energy and promotes restoration and is important for recovery and rehabilitation time. Method: this study will use a mixed method. Over a three month time period 6 rehabilitation patients and their family members will be interviewed; additionally structured surveys will conducted.

Analysis: Interviews will be analyzed by determining themes in addition to statistical analysis of surveys.

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Apr 9th, 1:00 PM Apr 9th, 2:30 PM

Patient Sleep Patterns: Understanding Patients' Perceptions of Nursing Assessment Times and Interventions During Sleeping Hours

CSU Ballroom

Purpose: to determine if changing the nursing assessment times would decrease disturbances in the patients’ sleep cycles and therefore promote sound sleep in patients. Background: currently nurses perform mandatory routine assessments and frequent nursing interventions that may disturb the rehabilitation patients’ sleep cycles. Rehabilitation patients in long term care facility may suffer from sleep deprivation as a result of these assessments and their recovery time may be extended. Sleep preserves energy and promotes restoration and is important for recovery and rehabilitation time. Method: this study will use a mixed method. Over a three month time period 6 rehabilitation patients and their family members will be interviewed; additionally structured surveys will conducted.

Analysis: Interviews will be analyzed by determining themes in addition to statistical analysis of surveys.

Recommended Citation

Walters, Leslie; Emily Grundhoffer; Jessica Neumann; Lindsey Frandrup; and Amber Ralls. "Patient Sleep Patterns: Understanding Patients' Perceptions of Nursing Assessment Times and Interventions During Sleeping Hours." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 9, 2012.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2012/poster-session-B/30