Poster presented at Parkview Nursing Research Symposium, 2023.

Questioned the evidence and necessity around the nursing practice of routine, every four-hour, vital signs during bedtime hours in relation to nursing workflow, satisfaction, and staffing limitations.

Reviewed current staff opinions and personal practices regarding patient rest. Also identified miscellaneous physician orders used to direct patient sleep promotion.

Evaluated opportunities for sleep promotion resulting in the discovery of a “Sleep Bundle” pilot on the acute medical floors.

Adapted pilot to better suit the needs of the orthopedic trauma patient population.

Goal: Balancing nursing tasks and aiding in improved patient outcomes.

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