SLEEP AND PAIN OVERVIEW
This module presents sleep and pain issues in the critical care setting. Pain, sleep physiology and the consequences of inadequate sleep may be a cause of complications for the critically ill patient.
After successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Identify the stages of sleep and the physiological changes for each stage
- Recognize the effect of prolonged lack of sleep on yourself and relate these changes to potential effects for patients
- Describe elements in the patient’s situation which may interfere with sleep
- Explore disruptions in the critical care patient's sleep stages
- Provide appropriate interventions to promote sleep
- Define pain
- Discuss pain facts and pain challenges in critical care
- Identify the basic physiology of pain
- Identify types of acute pain
- Discuss pain assessment in the ICU
- Describe the various pharmacologic /non-pharmacologic interventions
- Discuss pain management in specific patient populations
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