So adjusting some of these interventions can help a patient sleep better

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So adjusting some of these interventions can help a patient sleep better. Decrease disturbances by completing a few tasks in one visit to the room. Let your patients know how they can adjust their room to minimize light and noise. For example, how to turn off the light directly above the bed in addition to the overhead room lighting, closing the blinds or drapes to block the window, turning on a fan, or closing a door. Monitor patient vital signs remotely and minimize false positives and non-actionable alarms. Depending on the unit and condition of the patient, frequent checks of vital signs may be required. However, you can minimize the in-person visits during sleeping hours with remote monitoring. Eliminate overhead paging. This hospital is now utilizing iPhones to communicate with staff. Make sure all employees are educated on the use of their iPhones. Also, make sure you phone volumes are on a low sound for the least amount of disturbance. A6a. Rationale for Recommended Change The reason for this change is that the community has made it clear on the HCAHPS surveys that the hospital does not present a quiet environment for healing. Research has shown that not only does the hospital noise interrupt sleep, but it also increases anxiety, cause high blood pressure and interfere with pain management. A6b. Measures to Evaluate An increase in the quietness of the hospital environment on HCAHPS survey will measure the effectiveness of the interventions put into place to promote a quiet environment. Setting a 6- month goal for scores to have increased by 20% for three months in a row and if the results did not show that goal but have continued to improve, the process would continue. Also, provide
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7 patients will suggestion cards could help measure our success or failure. Allowing them to write what could be done could help the facility make the changes needed.
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8 References Central Florida Regional Hospital. (n.d.). Central florida regional hospital. Retrieved from Data USA. (n.d.). Seminole county, florida. Retrieved from Denisco, S. M. & Barker, A. M. (2016). Advanced practice nursing: Essential knowledge for the profession. (3rd ed.). [student resource] Retrieved from Florida Health Seminole County. (2018, March). Community health improvement plan seminole county 2017-2020. Retrieved from h ttp:// a nd-statistics/accrediation-performance/_documents/2017-2020-seminole-county-chip- v2.pdf Spok. (2018, October 02). Sleep well: 5 ways to quiet hospitals, promote rest, and improve patient satisfaction. [Blog post]. Retrieved from - 5- ways-quiet-hospitals-promote-rest-and-improve-patient-satisfaction (n.d.). Director of nursing: Duties, requirements, and responsibilities. [Blog post]. Retrieved from es.html
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