This session describes a quality improvement project developed by medical-surgical nurses to address the adverse effects of sleeping medications given to their geriatric patients and the options for non-pharmacological sleep interventions in this population. Findings of the project and lessons learned to improve clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction are also shared.
Contact hours available until 9/29/2015.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.
Planning Committee members have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA).
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.
List two components of an effective sleep assessment for the geriatric patient.
Describe the process of direct care nurses in leading practice change initiatives related to improved clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction of adequate sleep in the geriatric population.
Discuss the effectiveness of non-pharmacological nursing interventions for sleep promotion in the geriatric patient.
MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, RN-BC,
Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist,
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital