Title of DNP Project
Date of Project Completion
Doctor of Nursing Practice
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.
Klein, Aaron and Kvam, Julia, "DNP Proposal: Delirium Prevention Protocol" (2020). Nursing DNP Projects. 39.