presented by Stephanie Burnett
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Sleep and rest is essential to promote healing, recovery, and rejuvenation. In rehabilitation, rejuvenation and energy conservation strategies are especially necessary to promote the client’s participation in the rehabilitation program for maximum physical and cognitive restoration.
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Dr. Stephanie Davis Burnett is an advanced practice nurse with more than 35 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation nursing. She is considered an expert in the areas of rehabilitation, leadership, and staff education. Her certifications include being a board-certified clinical nurse specialist (ACNS-BC) and a certified rehabilitation registered nurse (CRRN). She holds Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) and masters in nursing (MSN) degrees from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Stephanie’s experience includes positions as a hospital staff nurse, nurse manager, staff educator, and program coordinator; and in academia, adjunct faculty member in the masters of nursing level program. She also works as an independent expert rehabilitation nursing consultant in the area of nursing practice and staff education. Stephanie is a published author, editor, and accomplished speaker-presenter in her chosen field of practice. Dr. Burnett served as editor of the ARN publication “Evidence-based Rehabilitation Nursing: Common Challenges and Interventions, 2nd Ed.” (2013) and chapter co-author in two recent editions of the ARN core curriculum. Stephanie is an active member in three professional nursing organizations: Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN), of which she is a past national president, past chair, and member of the Rehabilitation Nursing Certification board and ARN Board of Directors; American Nurses Association (ANA); and, National Black Nurses Association (NBNA). Her nursing experience in leadership and rehabilitationand her collaborative skills make her a highly sought and skilled conference presenter. Dr. Burnett is currently a self-employed consultant in the field of rehabilitation nursing and legal nurse consultant, residing in the Birmingham, AL area.
Adequate sleep and rest patterns are essential for healing and recovery. Disabled patients frequently have complex multifocal involvement, such as pain, polypharmacy, cognitive and physical impairment, comorbidities, recent and long-term hospitalization that impact these patterns.
The overall goal for the rehabilitation patient related to sleep and rest disturbance is to establish, reestablish, or maintain an effective sleep and rest pattern to have the energy to function at their maximum level. Strategies to promote sleep and rest will be discussed in this chapter.