Older patients often have difficulty sleeping in the hospital due to noise or interruptions. Sleeping pills can be effective, but often have in side effects. The GENESIS program strives to promote better sleeping patterns while avoiding the use of sleeping pills.
Common problems resulting from lack of sleep include:
Some Side effects of sleeping pills are that:
As an alternative to sleeping pills, nurses in the GENESIS program:
For more information about the GENESIS program, please call Martha Watson, RN, geriatric clinical nurse specialist, at 401-793-3162.