Rockville, MD (PRWEB) April 23, 2009
CME Outfitters, LLC, an independent accredited provider of multidisciplinary medical education programming and related healthcare communications services, is pleased to announce the availability of a neuroscienceCME Medical Simulation titled "Insomnia and Depression: Strategies for Success."
Offered as an interactive online case study, the activity will evaluate evidence-based diagnostic and treatment strategies to improve outcomes for patients with insomnia.
There is no fee to participate or receive CE credit for this 30-minute activity; however, registration is required. For more information, or to participate in this activity, visit http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR374 and click the Participate in Online Case Study icon.
Statement of Need:
Insomnia is a common disorder, characterized by difficulty falling asleep, increased nighttime wakefulness, and/or inadequate sleep duration. Up to 75% of adults report symptoms of acute insomnia that can last from one night to a few weeks, while approximately 10% to 15% have chronic insomnia, which is sleep difficulty lasting at least 3 nights per week for 1 month or more. Insomnia is associated with significant personal and socioeconomic burdens, yet it remains largely under recognized and inadequately treated.
Diagnosing insomnia and comorbid medical or psychiatric illness can be challenging for physicians. Taking additional time to diagnose a primary sleep disorder that may have emerged on top of other issues can make all the difference in devising a comprehensive and effective treatment plan. In this interactive, case-based activity, expert faculty will provide evidence as well as clinical insight on recognizing, assessing, and managing patients with insomnia and comorbid depression, while allowing participants to hone their clinical decision-making skills in the context of a real-world case.
Meeta Singh, MD
Henry Ford Sleep Disorders Center
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
- Choose appropriate rating scales and assessment tools in diagnosing insomnia.
- Identify possible comorbidities that might contribute to differential diagnosis for insomnia.
- Design effective, evidence-based treatment strategies to improve overall outcomes in patients with insomnia and comorbid depression.
Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals interested in management and treatment of patients with insomnia.
This activity offers CE credit for:
- Physicians (ACCME/AMA PRA Category 1)
- Nurses (CNE)
- Pharmacists (ACPE)
All other clinicians will either receive a CME Attendance Certificate or may choose any of the types of CE credit being offered.
Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations can be completed online at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com (click on the Testing/Certification link under the Activities tab - requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately.
About CME Outfitters:
CME Outfitters, LLC, develops and distributes live, recorded, print, and web-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation services for non-accredited organizations. For a complete catalog of certified activities, please visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com, http://www.neuroscienceCME.com, or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
neuroscienceCME.com is the award-winning web portal serving clinicians, educators, and researchers in the neurosciences. Launched in October 2006, neuroscienceCME.com was custom designed to fill an identified gap in online resources for professionals around the world who are practicing in areas related to psychiatry, sleep disorders, addiction and substance abuse, ADHD, and other areas related to brain function. The site's primary mission is to be the professional's central forum for accessing, debating, synthesizing, and implementing the latest findings and best practices in the neurosciences.
About neuroscienceCME Medical Simulations:
neuroscienceCME Medical Simulations are dynamic, interactive, patient management scenarios that walk the learner through differential diagnosis, treatment, and management strategies in a variety of clinical areas. These simulations combine video presentations, the latest evidence, and real-world challenges and questions to create a learning environment focused on improving patient care. Each question represents a decision point in the case where the learner, as the clinician, must choose how to proceed based on the available information. Just as in clinical practice, there are often several choices that may lead to an optimal outcome for each patient. When the answer or answers the learner chooses are correct, the rationale and evidence for each one will be displayed. If the learner chooses incorrectly, he or she will be offered a second opportunity to choose the correct answer, and again, the rationale and evidence for each choice will be displayed.
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