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Implications for practice and research
Simple sleep hygiene strategies, such as earplugs, can be implemented at the bedside in the intensive care unit (ICU), can reduce the risk of delirium and increase patients' total sleep time.
Future research should be conducted to delineate the actual reduction in length of stay (LOS), delirium, mortality and costs associated with these strategies.
Delirium is a serious adverse event affecting 20–80% of admitted patients.1 There is much research being done in attempts to decrease the impact of delirium throughout the hospital system. …
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