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Jet Lag and Sleep

Jet Lag and Sleep

Jet Lag and Sleep

Medical Education Systems, Inc.
Medical Education Systems, Inc.
on behalf of Medical Education Systems Inc

$36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00

$36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00

$ 36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00
$ 36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00
Normal Price: $36.00 $36.00

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Launch date: 25 Apr 2017
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Last updated: 18 Jun 2018

Reference: 180995

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Jet lag, or desynchronosis, is a temporary condition that some people experience following air travel across several time zones in a short period of time. This causes the traveler's internal clock to be out of sync with the external environment. People experiencing jet lag have a difficult time maintaining their internal, routine sleep-wake pattern in their new location, because external stimuli, like sunshine and local timetables, dictate a different pattern. For this reason, one can feel lethargic one moment and excited the next. Jet lag creates a double bind for vacationers and business people who must cross several time zones to reach their destination, but who are also intent on maximizing sightseeing or productivity. As travelers attempt to adjust their internal clock to a new external environment, symptoms result with varying intensity.

Jet lag (desynchronosis) occurs while rapidly crossing time zones, or, more specifically, it occurs after crossing the Earth’s meridians. Meridians demarcate geographic position in relation to the Earth’s poles and, ultimately, define time zones. Jet lag is a unique sleep disorder because its onset is not necessarily caused by abnormal sleep patterns, like insomnia. Travelers who sleep normally prior to transmeridian travel are not immune to jet lag; the symptoms result when a person’s internal clock attempts to acclimate to a new external environment. This acclimation involves circadian rhythms that, among other functions, are associated with the body’s management of sleep.

Objectives

Objective 1:
Define and discuss the term “Jet Lag”
Objective 2:
Explain the cause of Jet Lag
Objective 3:
Identify the steps that can be taken to prevent or minimize the effects of Jet Lag
Objective 4:
List and discuss the steps that can be taken to “treat” the symptoms and side effects of Jet Lag
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Medical Education Systems, Inc.
on behalf of Medical Education Systems Inc

Medical Systems, Inc. provides home study courses and contact hours ('s) for EMTs, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Sleep Therapists, and other healthcare professionals. We understand that every profession has different requirements for contact hours as set forth by your professional society and your state board requirements.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 6.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 6.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing (DCBON)
  • 6.00 Hours

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