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Narcolepsy: The Life Essential 8 Connection

Treatment Options for the Management of Narcolepsy

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  • Overview

    This program aims to provide healthcare professionals (HCPs) with a comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum in caring for individuals with Narcolepsy. This curriculum addresses unmet clinical needs, including improving the accuracy and timing of diagnosing Narcolepsy, understanding how Narcolepsy increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, and addressing how treating Narcolepsy can improve sleep, which is an important aspect of overall health. The main goal is to educate clinicians about the latest developments in this field in order to positively impact clinical practice and significantly improve the quality of life for individuals affected by Narcolepsy.

    This program covers best practices in:

    • Recognizing the symptoms of Narcolepsy, including the common ones and those that are less well-known
    • Exploring the relationship between cardiovascular disease and Narcolepsy
    • Addressing diagnosis and treatment of Narcolepsy in relation to the AHA Life Essential 8, which focuses on key aspects of a healthy lifestyle
  • Target Audience

    This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of the interdisciplinary team, which includes Neurologists and Pulmonologists, as well as other healthcare providers involved in managing patients with Narcolepsy and other related disorders.

  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to: 

    • Improve the accuracy and timing when diagnosing patients suffering from Narcolepsy
    • Educate HCPs on how Narcolepsy increases cardiovascular risk
    • Address how treatment of Narcolepsy can improve sleep, which is a pillar of the AHA Life Essential 8, albeit with the caveat of a potentially high salt load
  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and Total CME, LLC. GLC is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

  • Faculty Disclosure of Commercial Relationships

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all educational programs. 

    The following faculty have disclosed:

    Lee A. Surkin, MD, faculty for this educational event, receives consulting fees from Jazz, Takeda and Alkermes.

    Ana C. Krieger, MD, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    Kevin Trice, MD, faculty for this educational event, receives research funds from Norton Healthcare; receives consulting fees for Jazz, Harmony, Axsome, and Indorsia; and is a patent holder for Pulmonary Apps, LLC. 

  • Planners and Managers Disclosure List

    The following planners/reviewers/managers have disclosed:

    Alison S. Kole, MD, MPH, FCCP, FAASM, planner for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP, reviewer for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    Total CME, LLC., planners, and managers have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

    All the relevant financial relationships for these individuals have been mitigated.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Total CME, LLC. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use their clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of MedEd On The Go, you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restrictions, of that site.

    Reproduction Prohibited
    Reproduction of this material is not permitted without written permission from the copyright owner.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Jointly provided by Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and Total CME, LLC.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

  • Instructions

    During the period 1/12/2024 through 1/12/2025, registered participants wishing to receive continuing education credit for this activity must follow these steps:
    1. Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
    2. Answer a pre-program question.
    3. View the program.
    4. Complete the post-test with a score of 100%. 
    5. Complete activity evaluation.
    6. Apply for credit and either bank your credits or print your certificate.

    For Pharmacists: Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 100% and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service. This may require you to add or update the e-profile ID/date of birth information saved in your account.

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Schedule22 May 2024