Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2016 | Selected Topics | Effective Treatment of Insomnia in Older Adults

A healthcare professional helps a dementia patient with her sleep issues.

How to earn contact hour credit

This course is 1.5 contact hours and includes a lecture video, self-assessment post-test, and evaluation. To earn contact hours, watch the lecture, complete the post-test, and submit the online evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.

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Target Audience

This course is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, long term care workers, residential care coordinators, caregivers and other interested professionals.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the epidemiology of insomnia in older adults.
  2. Describe the appropriate treatment of insomnia in older adults.     

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours

Michael Vitiello, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle    

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours


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