12.5 Learning Activities

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Learning Activities

(Answers to “Learning Activities” can be found in the “Answer Key” at the end of the book. Answers to interactive activity elements will be provided within the element as immediate feedback.)

Scenario A

A nurse is caring for a patient who has been hospitalized after undergoing hip-replacement surgery. The patient complains of not sleeping well and feels very drowsy during the day.

  1. What factors are affecting the patient’s sleep pattern?
  2. What assessments should the nurse perform?
  3. What SMART outcome can be established for this patient?
  4. Outline interventions the nurse can implement to enhance sleep for this patient.
  5. How will the nurse evaluate if the interventions are effective?

Scenario B

A nurse is assigned to work rotating shifts and develops difficulty sleeping.

  1. Why do rotating shifts affect a person’s sleep pattern?
  2. What are the symptoms of insomnia?
  3. Describe healthy sleep habits the nurse can adopt for more restful sleep.


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