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Course Description

Sleep is essential to a healthy, productive life. While sleep disorders and changes affect all of us as we age, older adults undergo many sleep-related changes that can affect their physical and psychological well-being. This course presents a review of the normal stages of sleep, describes common sleep measurement tools, discusses sleep characteristics, identifies the changes that affect the quality and quantity of sleep as an individual ages, and identifies methods the health care provider can use to assess and assist clients with sleep changes as they age.

Course Purpose

The goals of this course are to present the health care provider with a review of the normal stages of sleep, describe common sleep measurement tools, discuss sleep characteristics, identify common sleep disorders, describe the changes that affect the quality and quantity of sleep as an individual ages, and identify methods the health care provider can use to assess and assist clients with sleep changes as they age.

Course Objectives

Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Define sleep and describe the characteristics of sleep.
  2. Compare REM and NREM stages of sleep.
  3. Describe common sleep measurement tools.
  4. Identify key characteristics of common sleep disorders, including insomnia, sleep apnea, circadian rhythm disorders, narcolepsy, periodic limb movements disorder, restless leg syndrome, and parasomnias.
  5. Describe sleep changes that occur in the aging population.
  6. Identify conditions that can shorten, interrupt, or delay sleep in the elderly.
  7. Explain the impact of diet on sleep patterns in the elderly.
  8. Identify sleep hygiene practices that may help aging clients sleep effectively.
  9. Describe common treatments for sleep disorders.

Topics

  • Behavioral Health
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Long-Term Care
  • Med/Surg
  • Men’s Health
  • Mental Health
  • OB/GYN
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oncology
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Psychiatric Health
  • Social Work
  • Stress Management
  • Wellness
  • Women's Health

Professions

  • Dietetics/Nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Education
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Other
  • Psychology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work

Accreditation

American Board of Managed Care Nursing - The American Board of Managed Care Nursing recognizes all of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions' ANCC accredited courses for continuing education credit for Certified Managed Care Nurses (CMCNs).

ANCC—American Nurses Credentialing Center - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AOTA—American Occupational Therapy Association - American Occupational Therapy Association.

ASWB—Association of Social Work Boards - Association of Social Work Boards.

California Board of Registered Nurses - Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 14693 for the number of hours stated.

California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section - The California Department of Health, Aid, and Technician Certification Section accepts continuing education offered by CA-BRN approved providers.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE BROKER after successful completion.

Florida Board of Massage Therapy - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Florida Board of Nursing - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Board of nursing (CE Provider # 50-12076). Courses are automatically submitted to CE Broker.

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Board of Respiratory Care - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery - ALLEGRA Learning Solutions (CE Broker Provider # 50-12076) submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful completion.

NAADAC—The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors - ALLEGRA Learning is an approved provider with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) (Provider #813).

State Accreditation

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for continuing education in...

  • All States
  • Texas
  • Cost: $21.00

  • Contact Hours: 2.10

  • AOTA CEUs: 0.21

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