4016: PTSD Related Sleep Disturbances: Non-pharmacologic and Pharmacologic Interventions
Difficulty falling or staying asleep and/or recurrent distressing dreams of the traumatic event are core symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Insomnia Related to PTSD. This presentation will provide a brief general review of the neurophysiology of sleep disturbances, nightmares, sleep avoidance, and PTSD. An evolving case study will describe sleep disturbance symptoms/behaviors, non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic interventions and outcomes.
Speakers: Laura Rodgers, PhD, PMHNP; Barbara Limandri, DNSc, APRN
Disclosures: This speaker has no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose. Discussion of off-label uses (using products for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA) will occur during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 45 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Review the neurophysiology of sleep disturbances, nightmares, and sleep avoidance associated with PTSD and sleep.
2. Describe symptoms and behaviors of sleep disturbances associated with PTSD and sleep.
3. Discuss non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic interventions to improve sleep outcome in persons with sleep disturbances associated with PTSD.
Key words: PTSD, sleep, neurophysiology, insomnia, trauma, military, pharmacology
Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 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.
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 9:30am – 10:15am
APNA 25th Annual Conference
Release Date: January 5, 2012
The contact hours for this session expire: January 25, 2014