Pilot Study: Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit: Utilizing the Z Machine Sleep Monitor for assessment. Save

Date Added
August 4th, 2017
PRO Number
Pro00065091
Researcher
Amy Andrews
Keywords
Sleep Disorders
Summary

Whitcomb, et al (2012) focused on lack of sleep and the development of delirium and identifying environmental factors that possibly contribute to the syndrome. The pilot study consisted of seven new patients, aged 65 years or older, who were intubated and sedated and observed for one to seven nights depending on their length of stay in the ICU. The goal of the research was to determine the relationship between these variables using a sleep monitor to capture actual sleep activity compared with patient characteristics and real-time activity in the ICU environment. The results showed that there is a relationship between sedation, lack of rapid eye movement sleep and delirium, and the need to further investigate with larger studies.

Institution
Spartanburg
Recruitment Contact
John Whitcomb
864-353-7586
jwhitco@clemson.edu

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