Sleep Medications


This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.25 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 1.25 is pharmacology and 1.25 psychopharmacology.

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Keywords: sleep

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss common sleep challenges in childhood and how to screen for them in primary care.
  • Analyze best practices for promoting sleep hygiene for children with and without behavioral health conditions.
  • Review specific over-the-counter medications, and their efficacy.
  • Identify if/when and how to use prescription medications for pediatric insomnia.
  • Explore the short-term vs. longer-term use of sleep medications in high-risk patient populations.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Contact hours
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Naomi Schapiro, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC: Faculty, The University of California, San Francisco
Shawna Mitchell Sisler, MA, MS, MAPP, RN, CPNP-PC, PMHS: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner & Clinical Director, UCSF
Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Francisco



Dr. Schapiro  and Ms. Sisler have been funded through HRSA Grant D09HP26958, Interprofessional Nurse Practitioner Education for the Collaborative Care of Children with Chronic Conditions (INPEC5).

Available Credit

  • 1.25 Contact hours


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