1006-14: Understanding Sleep and Antidepressants: Lessons from Research Literature and Clinical Practice
Speaker: Joseph M. Holshoe, MSN, PMHNP-BC – Commander, U.S. Public Health Service, Behavioral Health Consultant, Primary Care Clinic, Naval Health Center New England
Disclosures: Discussion of off-label uses will take place during this presentation. The speaker and the activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 105 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Understand new recommendations for treating sleep disturbances associated with psychiatric illness.
2. Discuss basic mechanisms of sleep and concepts in drug-induced “sedation” and “fatigue”.
3. List the sleep effects of the most commonly used antidepressants.
4. Implement strategies for managing sleep disturbances in patients with psychiatric illness.
Key words: antidepressants, circadian rhythm, fatigue, insomnia, psychopharmacology, sedation, sleep
Continuing Nursing Education
1.75 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.
The content of this CNE activity pertains to pharmacology. Because states' requirements may vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
APNA 12th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute | Reston, Virginia
Friday, June 20, 2014
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Release Date: July 21, 2014
The contact hours for this session expire: July 31, 2016