Sleep Disorders: Being Alert to Common Varieties

by Instructor: Alexa Watach, MSN, RN; Instructor: Amy M. Sawyer, PhD, RN; Instructor: Miranda Varrasse, RN, MSN; Instructor: Tammy Angeletti, RN, RRT-NPS, MS, CPFT, AE-C
Credentialed for: Nursing Professionals

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Sleep and circadian disturbances and disorders are highly prevalent in the United States. An estimated 35% of the adult population in the U.S. suffer from inadequate sleep duration, leading to an increase in disability, morbidity, and mortality. Sleep deprivation resulting from lifestyle factors is also common in our society, further affecting the health of U.S. adults. The most frequently diagnosed sleep disorders in adults are insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea and sleep movement disorders. Awareness of these common disorders is the first step in being able to clinically recognize such sleep disorders in patients. Healthcare providers must be aware of the health consequences of inadequate sleep and untreated sleep disorders in people they engage with in the clinical setting.

About the Course Author

Alexa Watach, MS, RN, is an experienced research assistant at the Sleep Center at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and is a doctoral student at the Pennsylvania State University College of Nursing. Alexa Watach, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Amy M. Sawyer, PhD, RN, is an associate professor at University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia and has practiced as a clinical nurse specialist in sleep disorders for the past 15 years. She conducts clinical research focused on sleep disorders in adults Amy M. Sawyer, PhD, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Miranda Varrasse, MSN, RN, is a predoctoral research fellow sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Miranda Varrasse, RN, MSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Tammy M. Angeletti, RN, RRT-NPS, MS, CPFT, AE-C, is a clinical specialist in the department of respiratory care at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Children's Hospital in the pediatric ICU, pediatric intermediate care unit and pediatric general care areas. She has been involved in the care of patients with sleep disorders since 1988. Tammy Angeletti, RN, RRT-NPS, MS, CPFT, AE-C has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (13 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.


  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • American Association of Medical Assistants

    1.00HOURS

    This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1.0 general continuing education unit(s) (approval Clinical/General). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.
  • American Association of Medical Assistants

    1.00HOURS

    This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1.0 general continuing education unit(s) (approval Clinical/General). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.
  • American Association for Respiratory Care

    1.00HOURS

    This program has been approved as non-traditional Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063.


    Approval #: 183415000 This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Respiratory Care

    1.00HOURS

    This module is approved for 1.0 contact hours by Florida Board of Respiratory Care.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-658225
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider # 50-290) This course awards 1.0 contact hours upon successful completion.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE688
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-06-25
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the incidence and prevalence of common sleep disorders in adults; Discuss common sleep assessment tools and the indications for them; Discuss ways to incorporate a routine sleep assessment into practice
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Respiratory Therapists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.
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