Managing Insomnia: Optimal Treatment Goals to Improve Outcomes

A continuing medical education activity sponsored by NAMCP and AAMCN.

This activity is an archive from the live session from the 2019 Fall Managed Care Forum. If you participated in the live session, you are not eligible for continuing education credits from this archive.

This activity is valid from January 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021

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Audience: This activity is intended for healthcare professionals practicing in managed care environments.

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Insomnia is a sleep disorder which makes it difficult to fall or stay asleep, even when a person is tired and has the opportunity to do so. Insomnia is the second highest health related complaint worldwide as lack of adequate sleep saps energy levels, affects mood, and causes stress with overall health, work performance, and quality of life. The dangers of insomnia affect more than a person’s mood and if not treated properly can lead to adverse effects such as anxiety, depression, irritability, concentration and memory problems, reduced reaction time, poor immune system function, hypertension, and type II diabetes. Many adults experience acute insomnia at some point in their life, which can last for days or weeks and is usually the result of stress or a traumatic event.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze the clinical data for the safety and efficacy profiles in emerging pharmacologic therapies

  • Discuss the current guideline recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of insomnia

  • Assess the current pharmacotherapy options for patients with insomnia and how they can impact the treatment goals

  • Describe the impact of adherence and how untreated insomnia can affect overall patient outcomes

  • Examine how a multidisciplinary team model can utilize a sleep management plan to effective change a patient’s sleep-wake cycle through proper screening and treatment

Faculty: Karl Doghramji, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Medicine
Director, Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center
Thomas Jefferson University


Dr. Doghramji serves as a consultant for Eisai, Jazz, Harmony, Merck, and Pfizer. He has received grant/research support from Eisai, Harmony, Inspire, and Jazz. He owns stock in Merck. His presentation has been peer reviewed for any bias.
  Planning Committee:
Bill Williams, MD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jeremy Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Will Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Jacqueline Cole, RN, MS, CMCN has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Accreditation & Designation
The National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

NAMCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM.

The American Association of Managed Care Nurses (AAMCN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses who complete this activity and achieve a passing score will receive 1 hour in continuing
nursing credit.

This activity has been approved by the American Board of Managed Care Nursing for 1.0 contact hour toward CMCN recertification requirements.

This presentation is supported by an educational grant from

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