I was at Nottingham University Hospital Research conference last week and listened to an interesting paper about washing sedated patients on intensive care units at night (between 9pm and 11pm). The aim is to reduce the interruptions that occur when someone is being washed during the day. The team are in the process of evaluating the change.
- Are we still tied to routine and rituals around washing patients in the morning?
- If so, why?
- Is it possible to be more flexible?