1001-17: The Power of Zzzzs: Sleep Solutions for Psychiatric Nursing Practice

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1001-17: The Power of Zzzzs: Sleep Solutions for Psychiatric Nursing Practice

This lecture will provide a comprehensive overview of sleep and the role of role of psychiatric nurses in the management of sleep. It will review the biology of sleep, common sleep disorders, review non-pharmacological and pharmacological treatments for sleep, and explore the role of psychiatric nurses in assessing and managing sleep to improve psychiatric outcomes.

Presenter: Joseph M. Holshoe, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Disclosures: Discussion of off-label uses (using products for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA) occur in this presentation.


Session Length
1 hour 58 minutes

Target AudienceRN, APRN     


Session Objectives:

Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss the health effects of sleep and the impact of disordered sleep on mental health.
  2. Explore the mechanisms of human sleep and sleep architecture.
  3. Review common sleep diagnoses and treatments.
  4. Explore sleep psychopharmacology and how psychiatric meds effect sleep.
  5. Review practical solutions for assessing and managing sleep in patients with psychiatric illness.

Keywords: Sleep Architecture, Sleep Disorders, Circadian Rhythm, Pharmacology


Continuing Nursing Education

2.0 pharmacology contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented

APNA 15th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute 
Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 
5:00pm – 7:00pm

The contact hours for this session expire: June 30, 2019

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