Promoting and Maintaining Sleep During Critical Illness

Practical strategies and interventions

The lecture duration is 17min.

0.5 CPD Points, 0.5 CME credits approval pending, 0.5 CEUs.
Accredited by CPDUK, Provider Pending and CBRN.

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Rosalind Elliott
Clinical Nurse Consultant, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
Lecture Summary

Critically ill patients experience poor quality sleep including frequent awakenings and little restorative sleep. This talk outlines the specific characteristics of sleep during critical illness. Practical strategies and interventions to ameliorate the effect of the environment and ICU treatments are suggested.

Target Audience

Critical Care Nurses
Critical Care Doctors

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Identify typical characteristics of sleep during critical illness
  • Describe and outline the methods for sleep assessment
  • Outline multifaceted interventions which could improve sleep during critical illness