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Impact of Sleep

Impact of Sleep

on Health and Disease

IMPORTANT!! Please check the Board Approval Information below to ensure the course is approved by your professional board and will provide the CE credits you need.

Course Description

Sleep is the platform under-girding all aspects of health. This course will leave an impression, hopefully one that causes you to attend to sleep, in yourself and others. Sufficient quality and quality of sleep is paramount, and diseases quickly appear when it is diminished. Therapies can fail or succeed on the basis of sleep. This course examines how we sleep, why we sleep, what happens when we sleep and what happens when we don’t. It considers the impact on diseases, as well as their therapies. Sedatives are discouraged, and the course provides several non-pharmacological approaches that can assist in providing quality sleep.

Purpose and Objectives

This program is offered to increase the effectiveness of care by utilizing an understanding of the cycle and functions of sleep. At the completion of the program the participant will be able to:

  • Objective No. 1: Examine the physiology of sleep.
  • Objective No 2: Identify the associations of deprived sleep to impaired daytime functioning, and as a risk factor to many diseases.
  • Objective No 3: Recognize the nature of common sleep disorders.
  • Objective No 4: Recognize the effects of sedatives on sleep processes.
  • Objective No. 5: Examine the risks and benefits of using prescription and OTC medication as a treatment for insomnia.
  • Objective No 6: Consider the value of non-pharmacologic approaches to sleep disorders.

About the Author

Linda S. Greenfield, RN, PhD

Linda is the educational administrator, author and instructor for Consultants for the Future. She is a graduate from Iowa State University and Columbia Pacific University and was listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities as a doctorial student. She has taught hundreds of seminars and authored home study courses for over thirty five years in healthcare continuing education.

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Her clinical experiences include acute and long term care, including experience as a flight nurse in the US Air Force and as an educator in a college based nursing program. Linda has a passion for life-long learning and is always on the breaking edge of the latest information in health and healing, integrating both conventional and alternative approaches. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics into easy to understand concepts with practical applications for everyday needs. Linda has been honored as a keynote speaker at several conferences and conventions, including the Spring 2005 conference of the Iowa Department of Health where she spoke about energy healing.

Board Approval Information

Impact of Sleep
on Health and Disease

Consultants for the Future has been approved by the Florida Boards of Nursing, Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology and audiology (clinical), Nursing Home Administrators, and Massage Therapy, Provider No. 50-435. It is approved by the Ohio Board of Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology, Provider No. 50-435; the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; The Alabama board of Occupational Therapy, Provider No. 50-435; the Georgia Board of Nursing, Provider No. 50-435; the California Board of Nursing, Provider No. 04433; the Iowa Board of Nursing, Provider No. 61 and it meets the requirements of the Iowa Behavioral Science Examiners for Mental Health Counselors and Marital & Family Therapists, the Iowa Social Work Examiners and Iowa Licensed Nursing Home Administrators. The course meets the requirements of the Minnesota, Ohio, Nevada and Kentucky Boards of Nursing, and other states by reciprocity.

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