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Sufficient duration and quality of sleep are vital ingredients to good health in all human beings. Many of the complexities associated with aging can make it difficult to meet sleep requirements. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) is an evidence-based tool that can be used to screen older adults for information about duration and quality of sleep, use of sleep medications, and other important sleep-related information. Using the results of the PSQI helps target problem areas to help nurses and other team members develop strategies to improve sleep. Included in this video is discussion of simple steps that all healthcare facilities can implement to improve environmental conditions that can contribute to better sleep during hospitalization.

Purpose of Activity

To familiarize registered professional nurses with a tool designed to measure a patient?s quality of sleep.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Discuss elements involved in measuring the quality and quantity of sleep.
  2. Describe factors affecting sleep as we age.
Price: $12.95


  • ANCC 1.0 CH
  • DC - BON 1.0 CH
  • FL - BON 1.0 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia and Florida #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.
The ANCC's accreditation status of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Continuing Education refers only to its continuing nursing educational activities and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Test Code: TTSleepV16
Published: May 2008
Expires: 3/6/2020
Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Carole A. Smyth, MSN, ANP-GNP, APRN, BC
Specialties: Holistic, Medical-Surgical
Topics: Sleep Disorders