Sleep Deprivation

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Credits

1.00

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5

Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

26 Aug 2022

Last Reviewed

26 Aug 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes

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Activity Description

Sleep loss from various causes is very common and often missed by physicians as a treatable health problem. There are strong associations with serious medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus and insulin resistance, hypertension, obesity, obstructive sleep apnea, depression, and anxiety. These medical and psychiatric comorbidities put a person at risk for heart attack and stroke. This activity covers the topic of sleep deprivation. It includes common causes of sleep deprivation, the importance of proper sleep, the cause and effect relationship chronic sleep deprivation has with co-morbid conditions, how to effectively screen for insomnia, and the varied treatment options to improve sleep.

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Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of social workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the most up-to-date knowledge of the mechanistic links between chronic sleep deprivation and numerous physical and psychiatric illnesses.
  • Summarize the numerous etiologies of sleep deprivation to understand better which patient populations are at risk of sleep deprivation. Identify tools to properly screen patients for sleep deprivation.
  • Outline the different treatment options available to clinicians, including behavioral modification (sleep hygiene), medications, and treating any physical or psychiatric illnesses that may be exacerbating difficulties sleeping.
  • Review the importance of an interprofessional approach to ensuring patients get adequate sleep to aid in maintaining physical and psychiatric health.

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CE credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare. This activity is jointly-provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, and StatPearls Publishing, LLC.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and StatPearls Publishing, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is jointly accredited by the Accreditation 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.

 


As a Jointly Accredited Organization, AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. AKH Inc. Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 continuing education credits.

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this continuing education activity for 1.00 contact hours for social workers.

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  2. Review the required accreditation information:  Target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  3. Complete the entire self-study activity.
  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.

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    John L. on 10/4/2021

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