Nighttime Lighting in Intensive Care Units

Dunn, Heather; Anderson, Mary Ann; Hill, Pamela D.
June 2010
Critical Care Nurse;Jun2010, Vol. 30 Issue 3, p31
Academic Journal
The article reports on the findings of a descriptive study conducted in a 12-bed surgical intensive care unit (SICU) of a regional medical center in Midwestern U.S., which examines the use of nighttime lighting in SICU. The study revealed the association between blood samples collection for laboratory test and the amount of nighttime exposure to light in ICU. Further, it showed the importance of using nighttime lighting for minimizing the use of other disruptive light sources.


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