Sleep patterns of aged persons in long-term care facilities.

  title={Sleep patterns of aged persons in long-term care facilities.},
  author={E Clapin-French},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  volume={11 1},
The nursing staff of long-term care facilities are often faced with the decision of whether or not to administer sleep medication when it is ordered 'prn'. This decision should be made on the basis of information contained in the patient's nursing sleep history as well as knowledge regarding the effects of sleep medication. This study was carried out to assess the factors involved in changes in sleep patterns of elderly patients in long-term care facilities and to evaluate the extent of use of… CONTINUE READING

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