Title

Shining the light on intensivists at night: Who is sleeping anyway?

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

4-3-2013

Comments

Dr. Rita Bakhru is a Fellow in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bakhru's was nominated Atteenee, American Thoracic Society Fellows Track Symposium.

Research Expertise:

Clinical Study Design, database creation in REDCap, survey design, utilization of Actigraphy and psychomotor vigilance testing, statistical analysis in stata

Clinical Expertise:

Ultrasound-guided procedures including central venous access, thoracentesis, arterial line placement, lumbar puncture, and paracentesis, and critical care ultrasonography.

Abstract

Objectives:

1. To highlight existing evidence of varying staffing patterns on patient outcomes in the ICU.

2. To detail sentinel studies on the effects of in-house nocturnal staffing by intensivists.

3. To introduce randomized trial of nocturnal staffing in the ICU that explores patient and physician-related outcomes.

4. To review literature on interventions to facilitate sleep in clinicians working an overnight shift.

5. To explore methodology to measure sleep and work duration and alertness in physicians during an assigned clinical rotation.

Presentation: 1 hour and 6 minutes