Evaluating Insomnia

Evaluating Insomnia - #38

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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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  5. Figure 1 from: Schutte-Rodin S, Broch L, Buysse D, Dorsey C, Sateia M. Clinical Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Chronic Insomnia in Adults. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2008; 4(5):487-504.
This GFF ___ my competence in geriatrics.

Gretchen Wagner, Kathryn Denson, MD, Larry Hook, MD, Elizabeth Nilsson, MD, Dmitriy Shmaryan, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin