Graham, Kimberly DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC; Ogbuji, Grace BSN, RN; Williams, Zainab BSN, RN; Crain, Maria BSN, RN, BMTCN; Rolin, Barbara MSN, RN-BC; Juala, Jeremy BSN, RN, CMSRN; Larbi, Ida BSN, RN, OCN; Bernard, Noreen EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN; Oster, Cynthia A. P
On inpatient units, patients experience lack of sleep due to noise and multiple interruptions at night. A pilot intervention to support the initiative, “Don't wake the patient for routine care unless the patient's condition or care specifically requires it,” was implemented on 3 units in 3 hospitals. Nurses implemented the project using a purposeful strategy of sleep masks, earplugs, noise detectors, and bundling care. The experiences across the 3 hospital units were positive for providers, patients, and patients' families.