Sleep Talking for One Hour: Melatonin and Sleep-aids
This activity will shed light on the current literature that is available to pharmacists and practitioners on whether melatonin and sleep-aids are effective, if they are safe, and if they should be used in the patient population they are treating.
Pharmacists learning objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, pharmacists should be able to:
- Recognize why sleep is important and why it is a major issue within the inpatient setting
- Discuss the primary literature supporting or refuting the use of melatonin to treat acute insomnia within the hospital
- Assess the place in therapy for melatonin and different sleep-aids used within the hospital
- Explain the safety of melatonin in specific patient populations.
Pharmacy technician learning objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, pharmacy technicians should be able to:
- Identify which medications could potentially be used as sleep-aids.
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Tyler Achuff, PharmD
Caragh Clayton, PharmD
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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and ChristianaCare. Vizient, Inc. 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.
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Vizient, Inc. will award all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available. Various state license boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
- 1.00 General CE – Attendance