Learn underlying basic science and practical clinical management of insomnia evaluation.
Evaluation of sleep disturbances in a geriatric patient
List evaluation strategies for insomnia which may be useful for geriatric patients
Insomnia: Difficulty with sleep which may include: prolonged sleep onset latency, frequent nocturnal awakenings, prolonged periods of wakefulness during the sleep period, or frequent transient arousals .
Identify strategies for evaluation of insomnia in a geriatric patient.
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