Sleep-Wake Disturbances

Sleep-Wake Disturbances

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Sleep is an essential component of a person’s overall health. When you don’t get enough sleep, or are so fatigued that you can’t wake up, your quality of life will suffer. This is an especially critical issue for patients who are undergoing cancer treatment. Learn how to identify those patients who are at risk for sleep issues, and select the nursing interventions that work best.

This course is included in the Chemotherapy Symptom Management Bundle and the Hormonal Therapy Symptom Management Bundle, and is offered on demand. Instructions on how to immediately access the course will be sent to you in an automatically generated email receipt after you register. You will enjoy continuous access for six months.

Sleep-Wake Disturbances Course Topics

  • Defining Sleep
  • Biology of Sleep
  • Sleep Assessment
  • Pharmacologic Management of Insomnia
  • Non- Pharmacologic Management of Insomnia
  • Sleep-Wake Disturbances in Cancer Survivors
  • Other Common Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Wake Disturbances in Older Patients with Cancer
Don't want to choose between courses? This course is included in the Chemotherapy Symptom Management Bundle and the Hormonal Therapy Symptom Management Bundle. Save when you purchase courses together or you may also purchase individually.

Chemotherapy Symptom Management Bundle

Hormonal Therapy Symptom Management Bundle

Expected Outcome

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of the assessment and management of sleep-wake disturbances in patients with cancer by passing the post-test with score of ≥ 80%.

Target Audience

This course is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses desiring to learn more about symptom management in patients with cancer.

ILNA Breakdown

2.1 ILNA points may be applied toward:

  • 2.1 points: Symptom Management or Survivorship

2.1 ILNA points may be applied toward:

  • 2.1 points: Post Transplant Issues
Learning Objectives
  • Define patients at risk for sleep-wake disturbances.
  • Describe indicators used in the assessment of sleep-wake disturbances.
  • Identify interventions used in the management of sleep-wake disturbances.
  • Select appropriate evidence-based interventions for the care of an individual at risk for or experiencing sleep-wake disturbances.

The Oncology Nursing Society is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

ONS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2850.

Individual Pricing Options


Group purchases are available

 Registering for 10 or more people? Group discounts are available for this course.

To find out more, contact ONS customer service at or 866-257-4667, option 2. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am–5 pm EST.

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