Nursing: Nursing Management of Sleep Disorders
22.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a third of all adult Americans report some issue with sleep, thus the number of adults who are affected by sleep disorders in the United States is a significant portion of the population (CDC, 2020). Sleep apnea and other sleep issues can lead to cardiovascular disease (CVD), obesity, and other problems. Untreated or poorly treated sleep disorders can exacerbate chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension (ASAA, 2020). This course provides a basic understanding of the assessment of sleep disorders, presenting the pathophysiology of common sleep disorders and how to recognize, diagnosis, and treat these disorders found in adults.

Learning Outcomes: 
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss each stage and purpose of sleep along with some common physiological concerns related to poor sleep.
  • Recognize the signs, symptoms, and causes of sleep apnea.
  • Describe the process of diagnosing and the diagnostic criteria of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
  • Discuss the treatment for OSA.
  • Describe the management and treatment of other common sleep disorders.

About the Author:
Margaret-Ann Carno PhD, MBA, MJ, CPNP, D, ABSM, FAAN, is one of only a hand full of nurse practitioners who have obtained the title of Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. She has lectured a number of times to different groups, both professional and lay, related to sleep and sleep disorders, sleep and health, and treatment for sleep disorders. She has also brought sleep education to students at the institution where she works. Dr. Carno has presented her research on sleep in children regionally, nationally, and internationally. Currently she practices at a local pediatric sleep medicine center.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-hour commitment of time.
  • Complete the self-assessment quiz questions which are at the end of the course or integrated throughout the course. These questions are NOT GRADED. The correct answer is shown after you answer the question. If the incorrect answer is selected, the rationale for the correct answer is provided. These questions help to affirm what you have learned from the course.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will then be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • If requested, provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition ©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course Verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.
 
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Nursing Management of Sleep Disorders - N33923

22.95
About the Course:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a third of all adult Americans report some issue with sleep, thus the number of adults who are affected by sleep disorders in the United States is a significant portion of the population (CDC, 2020). Sleep apnea and other sleep issues can lead to cardiovascular disease (CVD), obesity, and other problems. Untreated or poorly treated sleep disorders can exacerbate chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension (ASAA, 2020). This course provides a basic understanding of the assessment of sleep disorders, presenting the pathophysiology of common sleep disorders and how to recognize, diagnosis, and treat these disorders found in adults.

Learning Outcomes: 
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss each stage and purpose of sleep along with some common physiological concerns related to poor sleep.
  • Recognize the signs, symptoms, and causes of sleep apnea.
  • Describe the process of diagnosing and the diagnostic criteria of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
  • Discuss the treatment for OSA.
  • Describe the management and treatment of other common sleep disorders.

About the Author:
Margaret-Ann Carno PhD, MBA, MJ, CPNP, D, ABSM, FAAN, is one of only a hand full of nurse practitioners who have obtained the title of Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. She has lectured a number of times to different groups, both professional and lay, related to sleep and sleep disorders, sleep and health, and treatment for sleep disorders. She has also brought sleep education to students at the institution where she works. Dr. Carno has presented her research on sleep in children regionally, nationally, and internationally. Currently she practices at a local pediatric sleep medicine center.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 3-hour commitment of time.
  • Complete the self-assessment quiz questions which are at the end of the course or integrated throughout the course. These questions are NOT GRADED. The correct answer is shown after you answer the question. If the incorrect answer is selected, the rationale for the correct answer is provided. These questions help to affirm what you have learned from the course.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will then be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • If requested, provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Elite implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Elite not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition ©2020: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Elite Professional Education, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Elite Professional Education, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Elite Professional Education, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Course Verification
All individuals involved have disclosed that they have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to this course. Likewise, and in compliance with California Assembly Bill No. 241, every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the content in this course is balanced and unbiased.