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Challenges in Optimally Managing Insomnia in the Elderly

Program Type

OnDemand

Credits

1.5 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Offline Date:

Thursday, June 27, 2019

ACPE Expiration Date

Friday, November 19, 2021

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist

Cost

$0.00

  • Overview

    Insomnia is common among the elderly and is known to have a negative effect on quality of life in this population. Due to many safety concerns with medications in the elderly, even geriatric specialized providers tend underdiagnose and undertreat this condition. Targeted to consultant and community pharmacists, this 90-minute webinar will feature a sleep specialist and board-certified geriatric pharmacist teaming up to provide insights into sleep science and conditions commonly associated with insomnia in the elderly while diving deep into the safety concerns and recommendations surrounding medications that treat insomnia.

    Since this webinar is focused on the elderly population, we would like to make participants aware that the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has released a long awaited 2019 update to the previous 2015 BEERS Criteria. The AGS 2019 Updated AGS Beers Criteria® for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults is widely used as a reference when assessing inappropriate medications for the elderly. This year’s update contains 30 medications/medication classes to avoid for most older people, 40 medications/medication classes to use with caution or avoid when living with certain diseases/conditions, as well as several changes to medications previously identified as potentially inappropriate. The report can be accessed through the following link: AGS 2019 Updated AGS Beers Criteria®


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    Handouts

    Slide Document:   18204L01_2pp.pdf
    Slide Document:   18204L01_4pp.pdf

    Financial Support By

    Merck & Co.
  • Nurse

    Review the basic science of sleep knowledge necessary to care for elderly patients with insomnia
    Recognize the impact of insomnia in the elderly to include comorbidities commonly encountered as well as the consequences of untreated or inadequately treated insomnia
    Review properties of medications used to treat insomnia to include efficacy, safety, and mechanism of action
    Describe safety concerns of insomnia medications frequently used in the elderly to include BEERS list status
    Identify key counseling and follow up points for elderly patients receiving drug therapy to treat insomnia


    Pharmacist

    Review the basic science of sleep knowledge necessary to care for elderly patients with insomnia
    Recognize the impact of insomnia in the elderly to include comorbidities commonly encountered as well as the consequences of untreated or inadequately treated insomnia
    Review properties of medications used to treat insomnia to include efficacy, safety, and mechanism of action
    Describe safety concerns of insomnia medications frequently used in the elderly to include BEERS list status
    Identify key counseling and follow up points for elderly patients receiving drug therapy to treat insomnia

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-18-204-H01-N

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-204-H01-P

    ACPE PharmCon, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

    In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.

  • Faculty

    Dana Saffel, PharmD, CPh, BCGP, FASCP
    President and CEO of PharmaCare Strategies Inc

    Thomas Roth, Ph.D.
    Founder & director, Sleep Disorders and Research Center, Henry Ford Hospital; Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, Wayne State University School of Medicine; Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan College of Medicine




HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
Standard Windows/Mac System
iPad or iPhone
Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
Speakers or headphones
 


SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher
Google Chrome
Safari
Firefox 3.0.3 or higher


NETWORK REQUIREMENTS
Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection
 
 

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