1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM 1.00 / AANP Contact Hour
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This activity has been supported by an educational grant from Philips Respironics.
Sleep is essential for healthy brain function and physical health, whereas sleep deprivation adversely affects physiological functions including those of the CNS, Immune, Respiratory, Digestive, Cardiovascular, and Endocrine systems.
Sleep regulation consists of two main processes: the sleep dependent process and sleep independent process.
1. The sleep dependent process characterizes sleep need, which builds up during wakefulness and dissipates during sleep.
2. The sleep independent process is governed by the circadian rhythm.
Studies have shown that many of the beneficial effects of sleep on the restoration of brain function are thought to be mediated primarily by slow waves in Non-REM sleep. Additionally, slow wave sleep has been shown to play a pivotal role in the optimization of memory consolidation. Various pharmacological and peripheral (electric/magnetic/sensory) stimulation methods have been proposed to enhance slow waves.
The purpose of this activity is to examine the enhancement of slow wave sleep, and the effect this may have on brain health and improved memory consolidation. This 1.00 hour academic presentation relates specifically to “Sleep Apnea: Diagnosis and Treatment 2018.”
This activity is intended for healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients described as short-sleepers. This especially applies to the following clinical fields: Primary Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing and Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants.
After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:
Explain the cost of obstructive sleep apnea to the general population.
Describe the requirements for primary care office evaluations of sleep related complaints.
Differentiate between the available sleep tests.
Evaluate when a sleep specialist consult is advisable.
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Faculty Presenters Patrick J. Strollo, Jr., MD Professor of Medicine Magee-Womens Hospital Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. Strollo discloses the following: Consultant/Independent Contractor: Inspire Medical Systems, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, ResMed, Philips Respironics, Emmi, Itamar Medical, NFL, Belluscura Grant/Research Support: Inspire Medical Systems, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, PinMed Honoraria: Medscape
Contributing Faculty Eve Van Cauter, PhD Professor; Department of Medicine Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism The University of Chicago Chicago, IL
Dr. Cauter discloses the following: Consultant/Independent Contractor: Philips Respironics
Thomas Roth, PhD Chief, Division Head Sleep Disorders and Research Center Henry Ford Hospital Detroit, MI
Dr. Roth discloses the following: Consultant/Independent Contractor: Merck, Avadel SEQ, Novartis, Jazz, Pfizer, GSK, Pernix Speaker’s Bureau: Merck
Terri Weaver, PhD, RN Dean and Professor of Nursing University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing Chicago, IL
Dr. Weaver discloses the following: FOSQ Instrument Licensing Agreement: Philips Respironics, Nyxoah, ResMed, ImThera Medical, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Bayer AG, NightBalance
Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD Chief of Sleep Medicine/Dept. of Neurology Prof. of Neurology (Sleep Medicine) Northwestern University Institute for Neuroscience Chicago, IL
Dr. Zee discloses the following: Consultant/Independent Contractor: Sanofi, Eisai, Merck, Philips, Harmony Biosciences Grant/Research Support: Grants to Northwestern Univ: Jazz, Eisai, Philips, and Technogel Stock Shareholder: Teva
Accredited Provider Disclosures
Global Education Group Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN, has nothing to disclose. Lindsay Borvansky has nothing to disclose. Andrea Funk has nothing to disclose. Kristin Delisi, NP, has nothing to disclose.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
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Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CE for Nurse Practitioners
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AANP Provider Number 1561024.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour(s) of continuing education which includes 0.00 hour(s) of pharmacology.
Activity ID #: 2677E
This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.
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