Rest and Sleep

by Diana Shenefield, PhD

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    Welcome! Our topic is rest and sleep, and my name is Diana Shenefield. So in this topic, we’re going to talk about the importance of rest and sleep, and how important it is as nurses that we try to help our patients get a good night’s rest. And that we help them to be able to relax so that their body can heal. So, one of the learning outcomes that we can attach to this is to assess the needs. Sometimes our patients come into the hospital and they’ll complain that this isn’t a place of rest. And we know that. But what can we do as nurses to help our patients rest? We know the effects of sleep deprivation. We know the effects of not getting enough sleep or too much sleep. And so, being able to assess our patients who is at risk, maybe what medications are causing problems, or who has a disease process that makes it really hard for them to rest. So, our practice NCLEX question. Which most common cause sleep deprivation in the hospital should the nurse consider when planning care? Again, if you’re thinking about your mind, if you’ve ever worked night shift, sometimes as nurses, we think that when we’re up, everybody is up. And we kind of forget that our patients are trying to sleep at night. So, what can we do? What causes sleep deprivation? Is it fragmented sleep? Is it early awakening, that’s the problem? Is it restless legs? Or is it sleep apnea? Now, all of those things can cause a patient to have problems with sleep, but what is the most common cause of sleep deprivation? Hopefully, you picked A, fragmented sleep. So think about your patient. Think about when you go in and they’re trying to...

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    The lecture Rest and Sleep by Diana Shenefield, PhD is from the course Physiological Integrity. It contains the following chapters:

    • Rest and Sleep
    • Tips To Keep in Mind

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Delirium
    2. Hypoxia
    3. Lethargy
    4. Dementia
    1. Bladder fullness
    2. Ringing in the ears
    3. Hunger
    4. Thirst
    1. Quality
    2. Amount
    3. Depth
    4. Onset

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     Diana Shenefield, PhD

    Diana Shenefield, PhD

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