Insomnia: Sleepless in America - CMEZ426

Insomnia: Sleepless in America

by Amy M. Sawyer, PhD, RN and Bruno Saconi, MS, RN
(4.6 / 49 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Millions of Americans live in a chronic state of sleeplessness caused by chronic insomnia, which impairs physical and psychological health. Insomnia affects not only individuals, but also society. This program informs healthcare professionals about the nature of sleep and insomnia and the effects of insomnia across the life span. The nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatments of insomnia as well as nursing implications for this widespread problem will be addressed.


The goal of this program is to inform nurses and other healthcare providers about the nature of sleep and the effects of insomnia across the life span. Also addressed are the nonpharmacological and pharmacological treatments of insomnia and the clinical implications for this widespread problem. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the scope of insomnia in the U.S.
  • Identify the sleep needs of infants, children, adolescents, adults and seniors
  • List three behavioral therapies and three classes of medications to treat insomnia

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and physicians.
Physicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # FBN 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 2/26/2007
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/29/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/29/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Terri G - Orlando, FL  ·  Nov 09, 2019
Great course, great nformation
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Gordon P - cumming, GA  ·  Feb 06, 2019
insightful;excellent practical overview
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Noelani H - apache junction, AZ  ·  May 24, 2017
As a person struggling with insomnia for years, it was an informative read. I no longer feel alone
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Jennifer A - Bakersfield, CA  ·  May 02, 2017
Great course, good information
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corinna g - santa rosa, CA  ·  Mar 07, 2017
it was informative yet not long and boring.
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Price: $15.00
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