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Implementation of a nursing driven sleep protocol in the Neuro ICU: A quality improvement project

Project Description: There has been a large volume of research regarding sleep quality for patients receiving ICU level care which has indicated that improved sleep practices and implementation of nursing driven sleep protocols in these settings have resulted in improved patient/caregiver satisfaction and clinical outcomes. Traditionally, patients in the neurologic ICU have been excluded from these studies due to the need for hourly neurologic examinations. This project aims to gauge nursing perceptions regarding patient sleep, use these perceptions to develop a protocol, and ultimately implement a nursing driven sleep protocol using standard rapid cycling quality improvement methods and multi-stakeholder groups in the UF Neuro ICU.

QPI: Tiffany, Scalf, (


Advisors: Jacqueline, Baron-Lee, (

UF Health Big Aims: Enhance the Patient Experience None

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