Update on Aging, Sleep, and Medications
The goal of this course is to explain to the professional nurse how the normal aging process affects the aging individual’s sleep pattern. Additionally, it explains how the aging individual’s ability to metabolize medication is affected adversely. Conditions such as insomnia, restless legs syndrome, and sleep apnea are discussed.

Course Publication Date: September 18, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Gloria Tartaglia RN
Course No:ASM091118
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Nutrition & Fitness & Complimentary
Women's Health

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Learning Objectives
  • Identify two major areas that affect health.
  • Explain how sleep affects quality of life.
  • List several causes of insomnia.
  • State how seniors can increase their sleep/wake ratio at night.
  • Discuss the role medication plays in wellness.


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