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Sick of counting sheep: Insomnia solutions for older patients

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This education is accredited: RACGP 2 CPD, ACRRM 1 CME PD.

This module aims to help GPs assess older patients for appropriate insomnia treatments, and uses an in-depth case study to guide health practitioners through the stepped care model for insomnia treatment.

On completion of this education activity participants will be able to:
  • Explain the need for insomnia solutions for older patients and outline the costs of not treating appropriately.
  • Systematically assess older patients for appropriate insomnia treatments.
  • Differentiate between evidence-based efficacy and safety of prolonged-release melatonin vs. other insomnia treatments.
  • Describe and apply the stepped care model for insomnia treatment.
  • Access tools and clinical guidelines for prescribing prolonged-release melatonin for the treatment of insomnia.
This activity is sponsored by Aspen Australia.
Components
Sick of counting sheep: Insomnia solutions for older patients - Education
Sick of counting sheep: Insomnia solutions for older patients - Evaluation