Treating Insomnia

Treating Insomnia - #40

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Identify and define treatment strategies for geriatric insomnia patients.

Management of sleep disturbances in a geriatric patient

List treatment strategies for insomnia and choose an appropriate strategy for an individual patient.

Insomnia: Difficulty with sleep due to prolonged sleep onset latency, frequent nocturnal awakenings, prolonged periods of wakefulness during the sleep period, or frequent transient arousals .

Identify strategies for treating insomnia in a geriatric patient.

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You voted '3'.
This GFF ___ my competence in geriatrics.

Gretchen Wagner, Kathryn Denson

Medical College of Wisconsin