Animation helps Lancashire hospital patients with sleep

VITAL: Sleep
VITAL: Sleep
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Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted for a national Training Journal award for their work in helping patients on wards get a better night’s sleep.

The Blended Learning team has been shortlisted for the ‘Best use of technology in learning’ category, for their work in developing an animation and a poster as learning materials as part of the campaign.

The campaign was launched for adults in critical care wards, who often struggle to get a good night’s sleep because of disturbances, such as lights staying on, noise from medical equipment and the need for treatment.

Sleep problems can delay recovery.

The Blended Learning team produced an animation to help raise staff awareness and promote the interventions.

Mandy Davis, Blended Learning manager, said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted for this award. The protected sleep initiative in critical care is so important to help our patients recover quicker and we have already seen the campaign is making a real difference.”