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Christine Hedges, PhD, RN, NE-BC


Implement Quiet Time on two Medicine units (6 Bed Tower and 3 West).

2017 IHQI Symposium Presentation Slides

(Quiet Time Segment: 1:39:00–2:07:00 minutes of Improvement Scholars Symposium 2017)

Project Accomplishments

  • Created Quiet Time Toolkit for UNC Hospitals, available on intranet
  • Quiet Time implemented and rolled out to entire hospital by Sept 2018
  • Quiet Time spread and rolled out to Hillsborough Hospital
  • Quiet Time incorporated in Monday morning Carolina Care meeting


  • Poster presentations:
    o 2017 IHI National Forum, Orlando, Florida
    o UNC Annual Nursing Quality and Research Conference, April 2018
    o 2018 ANCC Magnet Conference, Denver, Colorado
  • UNC Hospitals Nursing Grand Rounds, Quality Expo, Phlebotomy Services M & M meeting


  • Quiet Time Improves Patient Experience: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
  • The Path to a Quieter Unit Through Staff Engagement in EBP and Quality Improvement: American Nurse Today