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Sleep Disorders Part III: Elderly/Geriatrics

Sleep Disorders Part III: Elderly/Geriatrics

Course author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Contact Hours: 9.0
Price: $26.91
Course Free with purchase of unlimited courses!

Price includes all materials and certificate of completion.

Target audience:
   Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses,
   Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical Assistants

Format: Homestudy
This course expires on: 8/8/2017
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Course Description
The current research and developments in sleep medicine highlight a need for nurses to be educated and updated on the importance of screening for sleep disorders in the older adult and elderly individual – to support early intervention and to avoid poor health outcomes. The purpose of this course is to provide nurses and health team associates knowledge about sleep disorders, health outcomes and treatments in the older adult and elderly.

Course Outline
  1. Introduction
  2. Normal Sleep Patterns
    1. NREM
    2. REM
  3. Common Sleep Disorders
    1. Breathing Disorders
    2. Insomnia
    3. Circadian Rhythm Disorders
    4. Limb Disorders
      1. Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
      2. Restless Legs Syndrome
    5. Hypersomnias
      1. Primary Hypersomnia
      2. Narcolepsy
    6. Nighttime Sleep Behaviors
    7. Sleepwalking
    8. Bruxism
    9. REM Behavior Disorder
  4. Sleep Disorders Secondary To Illness/Injury
    1. Age-Specific Contributors
    2. Congestive Disorders
  5. Chronic Disease And Sleep Disorders
    1. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    2. Heart Failure
    3. Depression
    4. Neurological Conditions
      1. Stroke
      2. Parkinson's Disease
    5. Reduced Activity
    6. Pain
    7. Nighttime urination
    8. Menopause
  6. Treatments
    1. Behavior Modification
    2. CPAP and BiPAP
    3. Medication
      1. Stimulant Drugs
      2. Antihistamine, Non-benzodiazepine and Benzodiazepine Drugs
      3. Surgical Treatment
  7. Summary
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The author, planning committee, and reviewers have no financial or other conflicts of interest related to this course. There is no sponsorship or commercial support used for this course.

There is no "off label" usage of drugs or products discussed in this course.

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