Date of Project Completion

Winter 12-3-2020

Document Type

Project Paper

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice



First Advisor

Dr. Sandy Paddock


Purpose and Rationale: To implement a delirium prevention (DP) sleep protocol to at risk intensive care unit (ICU) patients to reduce delirium incidence and duration.

Synthesis of Evidence: A review of one clinical practice guideline, eight systematic reviews and meta-analysis, four randomized controlled trials, nine quasi-experimental trials, and one qualitative study provided evidence that interventions targeted to improve patients’ sleep may decrease delirium incidence and duration in adult patients in the ICU.

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Nursing Commons