TITLE

Implementation of Cycled Lighting in a Single-Room Neonatal ICU

AUTHOR(S)
Coventry, Monica; Jamison, Amy
PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2009, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p96
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses changes in neonatal intensive care unit architecture. The most notable trend is the use of single patient room design providing complete environmental lighting control and much needed privacy for families. It was discovered that constant dimness, which was practiced in the 1970s, deprives infants of the light stimulation needed to reset their biological clock every 24 hours.
ACCESSION #
36381748

 

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