Promoting Sleep in Long Term Care

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.

Intended Audience

nursing assistants and nurses at nursing homes.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, you will be able

  • 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

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core Competencies for Public Health

  • Domain 3: Communication Skills

    3A2. Communicates in writing and orally with linguistic and
    cultural proficiency (e.g., using age-appropriate materials, incorporating

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content

Dr. Ann Bossen, RN, PhD; Kristine Williams, RN, PhD, FGSA, FAAN

Technical requirements

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

Register a free account

Creation and/or update

December 4, 2015

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