5-3 Final Project Milestone Two- Key Findings and Limitations.docx

5-3 Final Project Milestone Two- Key Findings and Limitations.docx

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1 FINAL PROJECT MILESTONE TWO FINAL PROJECT MILESTONE: KEY FINDINGS AND LIMITATIONS Elizabeth Holland Southern New Hampshire University
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2 FINAL PROJECT MILESTONE TWO Final Project Milestone Two: Key Findings and Limitations The article I have chosen to analyze for the final project is “Napping on the night shift: A Two-Hospital Implementation Project” from the American Journal of Medicine written by Geiger-Brown, J., Sagherian, K., Zhu, S., Wieroniey, M. A., Blair, L., Warren, J.,…Szeles, R. (2016). The purpose of this experimental study is for the night-shift nurses, who took naps, to describe their nap experiences. The study also was completed to determine the barriers that would need to be assessed to successfully implement naps for nurses on the night-shift. The intent of the study is that by assessing these barriers in implementing naps for the nurses on the night-shift, addressing the barriers and combating them, we can improve both patient and nurse safety. The researchers offered to implement the study on six units in two different hospitals. Of the six units, only two units (a Med-Surg Unit and an ICU) implemented the napping procedures but only the Med-Surg Unit was ultimately successful. Over the course of the three-month study on the successful unit, 153 30-minute naps were taken by the nurses. Once a nurse took a nap, they were asked to complete a form created for the study. This form gave the researchers information on the time and duration of the nap, the nurses sleepiness level before the nap, how the nurse was able to sleep during the nap, the nurses state of sleep inertia post napping, and the helpfulness of the nap. Geiger-Brown et al. then analyzed the collected data and concluded that the average nap was 31 minutes with a standard deviation of 5.4 minutes. Most nurses who participated reported some sleepiness before their nap with a mean Karolinska Sleepiness Scale (KSS) score of 6.1 (SD, 1.8). It was noted that at the beginning of the naps, that there was a high level of sleepiness noted at 44.2%.
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