Region VII Midwestern Public Health Training Center (University of Iowa)

Promoting Sleep in Long Term Care

This is an all levels course offering CPH — Free
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< 3 minutes


1.00 hour


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The goal of this course is for nursing home staff to be able to use interventions and techniques to help long term care residents improve their sleep quality.

Reviewers say, "This is a well-designed training that was engaging and very informative for someone who does not work in the industry."

What You'll Learn

  • Discuss normal changes in sleep for elderly residents and what is considered a sleep disturbance
  • Explain why it is important to be aware of and intervene in disturbed sleep patterns
  • List factors that contribute to disturbed sleep in long term care residents
  • Discuss which interventions might work for different sleep disturbances and how to effect change in environment
  • Apply appropriate interventions to improve the sleep quality of LTC residents

Competency Terms

Communication Skills

Related Occupations

Community Health Worker
Registered Nurse - Community Health Nurse
Registered Nurse - Unspecified

Related Job Tasks

Communicate effectively to inform and educate people about health, factors that influence it, and how to improve it
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