Release Date: April 2, 2019 Expiration Date: March 31, 2021 (subject to change)
CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
Overview While elder adults may be less affected by- and more tolerant of- sleep disruption than their younger counterparts, chronic insomnia in the elderly has been associated with higher mortality rates. In this journal monograph, three sleep specialists including an NP, PA and MD, will guide the learner to understand mechanisms which drive sleep, factors which contribute to poor sleep (in various stages) and to identify appropriate therapies for treating chronic sleep disorder.
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Understand underlying mechanisms of systems that drive and maintain sleep.
Recognize medical, psychiatric, pharmacologic and environmental factors that contribute to chronic insomnia.
Identify the most appropriate first-line chronic insomnia therapies for individual elderly patients and second-and third-line treatments along with adjunctive measures, based on clinical recommendations.
Faculty Teresa D. Valerio, DNP, MSA, APRN, FNP-BC, DBSM Sharon M. O’Brien MPAS, PA-C Daniel J. Buysse, MD Disclosure This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. Dr. Valerio and Sharon O'Brien have no relevant affiliations to disclose. Dr Buysse discloses the following affiliations: Consultant for BeHealth and Consultant and CME Content Development for CME Institute.
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1 Contact Hour(s) of CE, 0.5 of which may be applied towards Pharmacology
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