1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM 1.00 / CE for Nurses
Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and MedEdicus LLC
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Merck & Co, Inc.
Insomnia is very common in primary care. It is important to recognize and treat it because of its adverse effects on physical and mental health, daily function, and quality of life. Recent developments in nosology, the understanding of the neurobiology of wake-sleep function, and pharmacotherapy options have implications for improving diagnosis and optimizing patient care. This activity provides practical case-based strategies illustrating optimal management of patients with insomnia.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and registered nurses involved in the management of patients with insomnia.
After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
Review the mechanism of the sleep/wake cycle as it relates to insomnia
Proactively evaluate patients for insomnia
Evaluate the mechanisms, efficacy, and safety of therapeutic choices for insomnia
Apply appropriate management strategies in patients with insomnia
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 conflict 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/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH Chief, Department of Family Medicine Professor and Chairman of Family Medicine Boston University School of Medicine Boston, Massachusetts
Dr Culpepper had a financial agreement or affiliation during the past year with the following commercial interests in the form of Consultant Fees: Astra Zeneca; Forest Labs; Lundbeck A/S; Merck & Co, Inc; Shire PLC, Inc; Takeda Pharmaceuticals Inc. Fees for Non-CME/CE Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest or their Agents (e.g., speakers' bureaus): Elsevier Press. Ownership Interest: M 3 Information, LLC. Royalty: UpToDate, Oxford University Press. Other: Editor in Chief of the Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders.
Ruth Benca, MD, PhD Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry University of Wisconsin – Madison Madison, Wisconsin
Dr Benca had a financial agreement or affiliation during the past year with the following commercial interests in the form of Consultant Fees: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Merck & Co, Inc. Contracted Research: Merck & Co, Inc.
Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP AANP Past President Owner and NP NP from Home, LLC Munds Park, Arizona
Dr Golden had a financial agreement or affiliation during the past year with the following commercial interest in the form of Consultant Fees: Merck & Co, Inc.
Planners' and Managers' Disclosures
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
The following PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD; Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP; Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN; and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP, and the following MedEdicus editors and planners, Cheryl Guttman and Cynthia Tornallyay, RD, MBA, CHCP, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner did not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and MedEdicus. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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.
CE for Nurses
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This educational activity for 1.00 contact hour is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.
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.
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 patients' conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
To obtain credit, a post-test score of 75% or better is required. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test survey, and have received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can then access at any time.
If you have any questions relating to the certification of this activity, please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine via www.pimed.com.