REGIONAL HOSPITAL SILKEBORG

FULL-DYNAMIC CIRCADIAN LIGHTING
"IT GIVES TRANQUILLITY"

Full-dynamic Circadian Lighting at NISA, Regional Hospital Silkeborg
Patients who have suffered a serious brain trauma needs security, assistance and quiet surroundings when they have to orient themselves in space and time. On the Neuro Intensive Step Down section (NISA) in the Regional Hospital Silkeborg, the Full Dynamic Circadian Lighting helps create the necessary stability during neuro rehabilitation, while the staff too experience a better working environment.

  We are very focused on creating the most effective neurological rehabilitation possible. Circadian Lighting greatly helps to create optimal conditions for both patients and staff. We find that patients get a sense of day and night, and they sleep better. It creates peace for the patients. The staff who work at night are pleased with the red-orange nightlight, they find it easier to fall asleep when they get home from night duty.

KAREN MELDGAARD, NURSE

 

All department users are involved
LIGHTCARE has asked all employees at the department about their attitudes and opinions to the light. There is a strong consensus that the light makes a difference. The majority responded that they, like the patients, also experienced improved sleep after night shifts. Several responded that it creates peace in the department and that the ability to control bedside lamps and ceiling lights individually is an advantage in the care situation. The staff express that lighting for ultrasound, scanning and monitoring clarify details. When staff inserts venflon, the coloured light helps to highlight veins.

The staff say among other things:

 

  I generally feel much more relaxed and at ease. I have a clear impression that the patients sleep better.

ESBEN STRÆDE, SPECIAL RESPONSIBLE NURSE

 

  It generally gives a better rhythm for our ICU patients, they have an easier time falling asleep at night. At night they sleep more consistently. I have many evening shifts and find that I have an easier time falling asleep when I get home from duty.

METTE RAHR, NURSE

 

  It is easier to fall asleep when you come home from a night shift.

METTE RAHR, NURSE

 

  METTE RAHR, NURSE

METTE RAHR, NURSE