This course reviews the effects, causes and treatment options of sleep disorders among the elderly population. Learning objectives: 1. Describe the different stages of normal sleep and how they are regulated; 2. Describe the normal changes in sleep patterns as we age; 3. Explain the major sleep disorders and how they are caused in the elderly; 4. Explain the treatment options for sleep problems in the elderly; 5. Describe the methods to help prevent sleep problems in the elderly. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80 percent on the final exam and complete the course training survey. Continuing education: 1.0 Category 1 CPE credits by the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC); 1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
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