Release Date: April 9, 2019 Expiration Date: March 31, 2021 (subject to change)
CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
Overview In general, elder adults fall asleep earlier and wake earlier than when they were young and commonly present with multiple factors that contribute to the development of chronic insomnia. In this module, an NP, PA and MD collaborate to bring individual case studies will help the NP and PA identify chronic insomnia and explore effective management of pharmacological and adjunctive treatments. This activity is intended for NPs and PAs in primary care, geriatrics and sleep/behavioral health.
The ‘materials available for download’ in this activity refers to our companion CE journal supplement also available in the CE Center by searching keyword “Insomnia” and selecting “Current Approaches to Managing Insomnia in the Elderly.” Once registered for this course, the journal monograph is available for you to print and read at your leisure. Return to the CE Center to receive an additional 1 CE which includes 1 Rx hours credit for this activity.” CE Credit Instructions NOTE: This presentation has interactive questions and those questions, with the answer choices, are provided for you under Download Materials.
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Complete the educational content completely:
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Review all additional materials provided (handouts, posttest reviews, all other downloadable resources).
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Complete the posttest with a score of 70% or better
Complete the evaluation and submit to receive full AANP CE/Rx credit.
Identify underlying mechanisms of systems that drive and maintain sleep.
Recognize intrinsic and extrinsic factors that contribute to chronic insomnia.
Identify the most appropriate medical and adjunctive therapies for individual elderly patients considering history of disorder as well as risk and benefit to patient.
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.
This educational activity may contain opinions of the speakers from their personal experience. The activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.Additional Information For questions about this online CE activity, or more information concerning the AANP CE Center, contact the AANP CE Center Manager at CECenter@aanp.org.
1 Contact Hour(s) of CE, All of which may be applied towards Pharmacology
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(Publication ) Current Approaches to Managing Insomnia in the Elderly