Active Research Grants

SIESTA (Sleep for Inpatients: Educating Staff to Act)

PI: Vineet Arora

Dates: 09/01/2014 – 08/31/2018
Grant #: FP050785
Funder: NIH

Description: Although sleep is imperative to biological functions and of critical importance in the recovery process from acute illness, hospitalization is far from restful. Less than half of Medicare patients who are hospitalized nationwide state that their room was kept quiet at night. To address these concerns and improve sleep in US hospitals, we aim to develop the SIESTA (Sleep for Inpatients: Empowering Staff to Act) program as an educational intervention designed to prepare hospital staff to assist patients in obtaining better sleep in hospitals and to recognize the importance of screening for sleep disorders. The major educational goals of this proposal is to develop and validate an educational program (SIESTA) which aims to train and motivate medical professionals (medical students, residents, and hospitalists) and hospital staff (hospital administrators, nursing staff, and environmental services) to provide better sleep for hospitalized patients.

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