cupcakes I created for my journal club
For my Journal Club, I chose the article, Promoting Sleep by Nursing Interventions in Health Care Settings: A Systematic Review, by Hellstrom et al. The reason I chose this article is because it was a systematic review evaluating the many different ways nursing can incorporate interventions that assist patients in getting restorative sleep. Because the article is a systematic review, the level of evidence is a 1 on the new 2013 UCH Levels of Evidence. In the journal club, I showed how this article added value in the care of our patient population by reviewing the physiological need for sleep in our patients in order to have valuable patient healing. We discussed how many different ways, we as nurses, can create an environment conducive to sleep. The journal club impacted our unit by reinforcing our practice as nurses in providing the best care possible for our patients.
Hellstrom A, et al. Promoting sleep by nursing interventions in health care settings: A systematic review. World Views on Evidence-Based Nursing, 2011; 3: 128-142. (LOE I)