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Solving an Age-Old Problem: Insomnia in Older Adults

Solving an Age-Old Problem: Insomnia in Older Adults

Format

Monograph

Time to Complete

1 hour

Released

December 28, 2018

Expires

December 28, 2019
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.00 / ANCC Contact Hour
1.00 / AAPA Category 1 CME credit

Accredited Provider

This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and MedEdicus LLC.

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Program Description

Insomnia is underdiagnosed and undertreated in older patients. Self-treatment with alcohol or over-the-counter products containing first-generation antihistamines is common, resulting in suboptimal sleep patterns. For these patients, identifying sleep hygiene issues can raise awareness of sleep patterns that need to be changed. Cognitive behavioral therapy has proven efficacy as first-line treatment for insomnia. Not all patients, however, respond to nonpharmacologic treatment alone. Therefore, supplementing a patient’s nonpharmacologic treatment with a pharmacologic agent might become necessary. The risks of the pharmacologic agent need to be balanced with its benefits, and the patient’s age and sleep pattern should be taken into account when selecting the optimal dose. The desired results of this activity are to update primary care practitioners on current treatments options for insomnia in the older adult.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants engaged in the care of patients with insomnia.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Review nonpharmacologic treatments for insomnia in older patients
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the mechanisms of action of pharmacologic agents used to treat insomnia in older patients
  • Appraise clinical evidence supporting the safety and efficacy of pharmacologic agents used to treat insomnia according to sleep patterns in older patients
  • Use the optimal dose of pharmacologic agents to treat insomnia in older adult patients

Media

Internet

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Faculty

Stephen Brunton, MD
Executive Vice President
Primary Care Education Consortium
Palm Springs, California

Dr Brunton has nothing to disclose.

Thomas Roth, PhD
Director
Sleep Disorders and Research Center
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, Michigan

Dr Roth discloses the following:
Consulting fees: Avadel; Eisai Inc; Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd; Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc; Merck & Co., Inc; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; and SEQ

Wendy Wright, NP
Owner
Wright & Associates Family Healthcare, PLLC
Amherst, New Hampshire
Concord, New Hampshire

Ms Wright discloses the following:
Consulting fees: Arbor Pharmaceuticals; Merck & Co., Inc; Pfizer Inc; and Sanofi
Fees for Non-CME/CE Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest or their Agents (e.g., speakers’ bureaus): Merck & Co., Inc; Pfizer Inc; and Sanofi

Planners' and Managers' Disclosures

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.
The MedEdicus planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

Credit

1.00

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement



In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and MedEdicus LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statement

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Credit

1.00

Type

CNE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement



In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and MedEdicus LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statement

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.00 contact hour.

Credit

1.00

Type

AAPA Category I CME credit

Accreditation Statement



In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and MedEdicus LLC. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statement

This activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until December 28, 2019. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation and Request for Credit

There are no fees for participating in and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period December 28, 2018, through December 28, 2019, participants must read the educational objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity. If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the post-test and evaluation. Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 75% or better and the activity evaluation, a certificate will be made available immediately.

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This CME/CE activity is copyrighted to MedEdicus LLC © 2018. All rights reserved.

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