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• Neuro-Pharmacotherapy Update: Insomnia


In this activity, Richard E. Wilcox, PhD, shares his extensive expertise in neuropharmacology to provide an in-depth review of the pathophysiology and treatment of insomnia. Dr. Wilcox gives the learner a thorough look at insomnia by utilizing his own unique set of instruction tools, entitled the Wilcox Integrated Learning System, which he developed specifically to teach complex neuro topics like Insomnia. The instruction tools developed by Dr. Wilcox are included as part of the course, and they wiill continue to serve as great resources in practice following the course.  
 
Target Audience:
This course is designed for pharmacists. 
 
Program Design:
This course is presented using the speaker's own series of learning resources - the Wilcox Integrated Learning System - which consists of a Video lecture available via MP4 files, accompanied by PDFs of the presenter's Key PowerPoint slides and a written Script of the lecture.  Additionally, core information is also provided in a very detailed Essential outline, along with Drug Charts to guide therapeutic decisions during cases and in practice following the course.  Finally, a post-test and program evaluation will be completed after reviewing the above information. 
 
The post-test and evaluation must be completed BEFORE December 2020 to earn continuing education credit.
 
Note:  The video and PDF documents were developed to work on most computers, tablet, and smartphones. 
 
0.10 CPE Credited available at completion of course.
 

Fee

$15.00

CE Hours

1.00

CE Units

0.100

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists
  • Technicians

Accreditation(s)

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
 

Requirements for CE Credit

Neuro-Pharmacotherapy Update:  Insomnia
Content/Course Instructions
Richard E. Wilcox, Ph.D.
Professor
The University of Texas at Austin
0.50 CPE Credit once completed. 

  1. Video & Script – Ideally, you will view/read the Video & Script first.  The video provides a roughly 15 minute overview of the pathophysiology and treatment of the disorder using a simple case. The manuscript is included for those of you who prefer to read the information.
  2. Essentials – Once you have viewed the Video & Script, you will want to read over the Essentials.  The Essentials gives you the core information in outline format AND it contains the learning objectives for the course. (See downloadable material)
  3. Keys – The Keys are the Power Point slides with the core material.   If you enjoy viewing course information in a very visual format, you may wish to work through the Keys after the Essentials.(Slides available in downloadable material) 
  4. Drug Chart – The Drug Chart is the other portion of the course that is crucial to learning the information, along with the Essentials. During the video when treatment is referenced, it is a good time to take out your Drug Chart. (See downloadable material)
  5. Bibliography – I have provided the citations and abstracts for some recent papers relevant to the disease and its treatment. (See downloadable material) 
  6. Post-Test – The Post-Test is required for CPE credit, and the test questions will be based on information found in items 1-4 above.  
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The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This online activity is approved for 1.00 CEUs (.10 contact hour) of continuing education credit.  In order to receive .10 contact hours of CE credit, the participant must watch the videos in its entirety, complete the online post-tests, and complete the online evaluation. 

 
Technical Requirements:  Ability to view mp4 video and sound, ability to view and/or download Adobe PDF documents.  Works on most computers, smart phones, tablets, and other connected devices. 

 

 

   

Release Date: Dec 8, 2017
Credit Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2020

   

   

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Rich Wilcox
Professor, UT Austin

Release Date: Dec 8, 2017
Credit Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2020

   

   

To receive CE credit for this course.  You must pass the below post-test with a 70% or higher and you must complete the evaluation 
You have 10 chances to pass the test.  If you do not pass, you will have retake the entire course again. 

Objectives

  • • Discuss the normal actions of the brain that regulate sleep, and the transmitter system(s) that are altered with insomnia.
  • • Describe the role of the neurotransmitter GABA in brain inhibition/sedation, and the role of medications that affect GABA in the treatment of insomnia.
  • • Describe the role of orexin in the regulation of the sleep-wake cycle, and the role of orexin antagonists in treating insomnia.
  • • Describe the role of melatonin in the sleep-wake cycle, and its use in the treatment of insomnia.
  • • Describe the major side effects of anti-insomnia drugs.

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Rich Wilcox
Professor, UT Austin

Activity Number

0067-0000-17-004-H01-P

Release Date: Dec 8, 2017
Credit Expiration Date: Dec 8, 2020

CE Hours

1.00