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Activity Dates: 04/24/2020 - 04/24/2023

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Target Audience

This course is designed for pharmacists, nurse practitioners or other health care professionals involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients.

Session Summary

Difficulties initiating or maintaining sleep is frequently reported by patients in a variety of settings. Sleep disturbances may be secondary to psychiatric and neurologic disorders and can worsen any underlying mental illness. Several psychiatric medications commonly used to treat mental illness, may have detrimental effects on sleep architecture. This session will review the literature on the impact psychiatric medications have sleep architecture, how to properly assess a patient expressing sleep disturbance, and recommend appropriate treatment.

Course Requirements

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

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  • Register for this course. (sign in first)
  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date. (sign in first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (sign in first)
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date. (sign in first)
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (sign in first)

Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported within 24 hours to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online in their ACPE Transcript.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Overview of sleep physiology, architecture, and physiological variability.
  2. Describe impact of psychiatric and neurological illness on sleep architecture.
  3. Compare within class and between class effects of psychotropic agents on sleep architecture and sleep disorders.
  4. Cerate a treatment plan to manage sleep disturbances.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 04/24/2020 - 04/24/2023
ACPE Contact Hours: 0.75
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-20-029-H01-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.