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Course Presenter

Michelle Brasure, PhD, MSPH, MLIS

Credit Available

  • Case Managers — maximum of 1.0 clock hours
  • Certified Health Education Specialists — maximum of 1.0 entry-level contact hours
  • Nurse Practitioners — maximum of 1.0 contact hours
  • Registered Nurses — maximum of 1.0 contact hours
  • Pharmacists — maximum of 1.0 contact hours
  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

Target Audience

The target audience for this learning activity includes all primary care physicians, nurses, pharmacists, mental health providers (e.g., psychiatrists and psychologists), nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical assistants, health educators, and case managers.

Overall Learning Purpose/Goal

The purpose of the monograph is to provide a continuing education resource to health care providers who encounter patients with sleep problems and are interested in the efficacy and comparative effectiveness of insomnia disorder treatments.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe insomnia disorder, its prevalence, and its potential effects on physical and mental health.
  2. Identify potential psychological interventions, prescription and nonprescription medications, and complementary and alternative medicine treatments for insomnia disorder.
  3. Describe and discuss what is known about the efficacy and harms of treatments for insomnia disorder.
  4. Summarize the limitations of the evidence examined in the systematic review.

    For Pharmacists: Provide accurate and appropriate counsel as part of the treatment team.
    For Registered Nurses: Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families.

Faculty & Credentials

Michelle Brasure, PhD, MLIS, MSPH
Research Associate, Health Services Research, Policy & Administration, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Dr. Brasure is trained in both health services research and library and information sciences. She has 6 years of experience with systematic reviews, and has led or overseen a portfolio of projects involving the full spectrum of systematic review methodology, including topic developments, topic refinements, comparative effectiveness reviews, and methods topics. As a medical librarian, Dr. Brasure is also uniquely qualified to design search algorithms for systematic reviews. She has been with the Minnesota EPC for over 5 years and has led reviews on several topics, including post-acute rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury, treatments for chronic urinary retention, treatment for insomnia disorder, nonpharmacologic treatments for aggression and agitation in dementia patients, and interventions for dementia caregivers. She has also contributed to EPC review methods work groups and led projects on methods and future research needs.


Physician Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Hayes, Inc. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacist Continuing Education

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - 0809-9999-15-299-H01-P) Type of Activity: Knowledge

Nursing Continuing Education

This educational activity for 1.0 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. Designated for 0.0 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advance Practice Registered Nurses.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of Hayes, Inc. and AHRQ. Hayes, Inc. is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 140928

Certified Health Education Specialists Continuing Education

Sponsored by Hayes, Inc., a designated a provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum entry-level continuing education contact hours available are 1.0.

Case Manager Continuing Education

This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers.
If you have questions about the presentation, please e-mail us at: [email protected].


  • This educational activity has been funded by AHRQ.
  • There has been no outside commercial support for this activity.
  • Presenter(s) and planning committee members have no conflicts of interest, relevant financial relationships, or sponsorships to disclose.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy.  PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Criteria for successful completion

  • Each participant must complete an evaluation and must successfully pass the posttest with a grade of 75% or higher to obtain the CE credit.
  • For Pharmacists: Upon receipt of the completed activity evaluation form, transcript information will be available at www.mycpemonitor.net within 4 weeks

Required Hardware/Software

AHRQ requires a modern Web browser (Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome). Certain educational activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of their content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Apple QuickTime, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, Windows Media Player, and RealNetworks RealOne Player.