Sleep Deprivation in Neurointensive Care Unit Patients From Serial Neurological Checks: How Much Is Too Much?

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Summary of "Sleep Deprivation in Neurointensive Care Unit Patients From Serial Neurological Checks: How Much Is Too Much?"

Hourly neurological examinations are frequently performed in the neurointensive care unit (NICU) to quickly detect neurological deterioration. These examinations require the patient to be awakened hourly for days disrupting the sleep cycle and potentially causing neurological deterioration through sleep deprivation and the development of delirium. This pilot study's aim was to describe the prevalence of neurologic deterioration and delirium in patients receiving hourly neuro checks.


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Name: The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
ISSN: 1945-2810


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