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Activity Dates: 05/02/2011 - 05/02/2014

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Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist, nurse practitioner or other healthcare professional involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients, we invite you to participate in this online course.

Session Summary

Sleep, a universal feature of complex organisms, is regulated through the influence of numerous neuromodulatory pathways. This presentation will provide an overview of sleep physiology, architecture, and physiological variability of sleep. The relationship between changes in sleep architecture and the subjective complaints of patients will be discussed, as well as the impact of psychiatric and neurological illness on sleep architecture in drug-naïve patients. The impact of psychotropic medications on sleep architecture will be reviewed class-by-class. Case vignettes will be evaluated to apply the content and illustrate the clinical relevance of the complex relationship of sleep and treatment of psychiatric illness.

Course Requirements

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

  • 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. (login first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (login first)
  • Receive a passing grade (60%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (login first)

This course is provided online at cpnp.org and consists of the speaker audio and slides. A PDF file of the slides is also provided and access is available to participants indefinitely although ACPE credit is available only through the course expiration date.

Participants in this course must complete an examination and achieve a score of 60% or greater. Successful completion of the course also requires the completion of a course evaluation. ACPE statements of credit can be retrieved by participants online at cpnp.org immediately upon successful completion of the course.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the basic sleep physiology relevant to normal sleep architecture.
  2. Differentiate common polysomnographic descriptors of sleep and the variability of normal sleep architecture according to demographic and environmental factors.
  3. Identify effects of common psychiatric and neurological conditions on sleep architecture in drug-naive subjects.
  4. Examine effects of administration/discontinuation of major psychotropic medication classes on sleep architecture and identify possible correlations with perceived sleep quality.
  5. Recognize possible adverse effects of psychotropics on sleep quality and architecture for patients in high risk populations.
  6. Prescribe alternative treatment strategies to avoid undesirable outcomes related to medication-induced altered sleep architecture.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 05/02/2011 - 05/02/2014
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-9999-11-007-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. This self-study course provides 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-0999-11-007-H01-P (1.0 contact hours).

ACPE approved contact hours are accepted for ANCC Certification Renewal (see pages 5 and 6): At least 50% (37.5 hours) of your 75 continuing education hours must be formally approved continuing education hours. Formally approved continuing education hours meet one or more of the criteria listed below:

  1. Continuing nursing education (CNE) approved for nursing contact hours by an accredited provider or approver of nursing continuing education
  2. Continuing medical education (CME) approved for CME hours
  3. Sponsored by organizations, agencies, or educational institutions accredited or approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) or the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) or the Commission on Dietetic Registration

Grant Support

This programming was supported in part by grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cyberonics, Merk and Sunovion.

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