The Connection Issue 60: Sleep Breathing Disorders
The purpose of this activity is to provide a better understanding of sleep disorders, treatment options and the impact on HF patients.
Enduring Education Activity
Expiration Date: September 2021
1.0 Contact Hours ANCC
Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price $10.00
- Understand the pathophysiology of sleep disorders and differentiate the two types of sleep-disordered breathing
- Discuss the importance of why nurses need to develop and utilize astute clinical assessment skills to identify undiagnosed or under-treated sleep disordered breathing.
- Discuss the nursing assessment findings associated with undiagnosed or under-treated sleep disordered breathing.
- Describe the causes and discuss the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea
- Discuss the insomnia and its impact on HF patients
- Discuss the cyclical pattern HF symptoms and poor sleep
Planning committee members have no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this activity.
Miriam Halazon, MSN, APRN-C
Christopher E. Otto, MSN, RN, CHFN, PCCN, CCRN
Debra A. Nieto-Wolf, MSN, APN-BC, RN, BS
Erica McCartney, BSN, RN, CCRN-CMC
Faculty members have no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this activity.
ANCC Accreditation Statement
This activity is provided by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN).
The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.
There is no commercial support for this activity.
Requirement for successful completion
Read the issue in its entirety and the accreditation information below; the articles that have the education logo next to it are part of the enduring educational activity The Connection Issue 60 Topic: Sleep Breathing Disorders. Access the post test, successfully pass it with a minimal score of 70% and submit an evaluation and receive a certificate of completion. Participants who successfully complete this activity in its entirety will be awarded 1.0 contact hour.