Sleep Medicine

Sleep Medicine Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Otolaryngologists, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 3 (SLP3) Topics Include:  Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Psychopharmacologic Management, Innovations in Sleep Medicine, What's New, and more.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
SLP3
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
SLP3A, SLP3B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Fat Embolism Syndrome

Identify and screen patients who are at high risk for SA; Choose the most appropriate type of anesthesia for a patient with severe SA; Explain the pathophysiology of FES; Recognize the clinical manifestations of FES; Design a treatment strategy for a patient with FES.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT

Sleep Disorders

Identify patients with insomnia; Explain natural changes in sleep architecture to an elderly patient; Choose the appropriate treatment for a patient with insomnia; Select appropriate patients to undergo polysomnography; Counsel a patient about sleep times and medications during airplane travel.

Psychopharmacologic Management of Sleep Disorders

Explain the association between circadian rhythms, body temperature, and sleep; Identify appropriate candidates for polysomnography; Choose the most effective course of psychopharmacologic treatment in a patient with insomnia; Recognize the bidirectional relationship between sleep disorders and psychiatric disorders; Select an appropriate course of cognitive behavioral therapy in a patient with primary insomnia.

Innovations in Sleep Medicine

Recognize insomnia as a distinct disorder with significant effects on morbidity and quality of life; Select patients who would benefit from nonpharmacologic therapies for insomnia; Prescribe appropriate sleep medications for patients with different types of insomnia; Counsel patients about minimum sleep requirements, and discuss the ramifications of excessive daytime sleepiness; Evaluate and treat patients with syndromes that cause excessive sleepiness and hypersomnias.

Update on Sleep Medicine

Screen patients with ASD for sleep problems; Use behavioral, educational, and medical interventions to manage sleep problems in children with ASD; Educate families about the importance of good sleep hygiene; Screen adolescents for sleep problems; Educate adolescent patients about the negative effects of accumulating sleep debt and strategies for avoiding it.

Highlights from the 22nd Annual Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring, Part 1

Consider surgical intervention to treat nasal obstruction in a patient with OSA; Choose the appropriate treatment for a patient with a wide columella and a small nostril; Compare and contrast classical uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) and modified UPPP; Explain the surgical procedure involved in lateral pharyngoplasty; List the advantages and disadvantages of modified expansion sphincteroplasty.

Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Explain the unique physiology of the respiratory cycle in patients with sleep apnea; Perform and interpret sedated endoscopy; Formulate a treatment plan using medical and surgical approaches for a patient with nasal valve obstruction; Recognize shortcomings of surgical approaches to correction of sleep apnea; Consider a device that stimulates the hypoglossal nerve for treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Sleep Problems in Children

Screen school-aged children and adolescent boys and girls for sleep-related problems; Use a systematic approach in the evaluation of sleep disorders; Identify children needing referral to a sleep clinic for further evaluation; Elaborate on the impact of sleep deprivation in school-aged children; Advocate for later school start times for adolescent boys and girls within the community.

Surgical Options for Pediatric Sleep Apnea

Identify the cause of sleep apnea (SA) in the pediatric population; Interpret polysomnography findings in children; Compare and contrast total and partial tonsillectomy; Explain sleep endoscopy procedure; Choose the appropriate treatment in children with occult laryngomalacia.

Clinical Considerations in Sleep Surgery

Determine whether a patient is a candidate for same-day discharge after sleep surgery; Elaborate on possible complications of multilevel surgery for obstructive sleep apnea; Identify patients who have obstructive sleep apnea caused by epiglottic collapse; Diagnose patients with lax tongue causing obstructive sleep apnea; Assess data on the use of an implantable hypoglossal nerve stimulator.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Fat Embolism Syndrome

Identify and screen patients who are at high risk for SA; Choose the most appropriate type of anesthesia for a patient with severe SA; Explain the pathophysiology of FES; Recognize the clinical manifestations of FES; Design a treatment strategy for a patient with FES.

QUALIFIES FOR RISK MANAGEMENT

Psychopharmacologic Management of Sleep Disorders

Explain the association between circadian rhythms, body temperature, and sleep; Identify appropriate candidates for polysomnography; Choose the most effective course of psychopharmacologic treatment in a patient with insomnia; Recognize the bidirectional relationship between sleep disorders and psychiatric disorders; Select an appropriate course of cognitive behavioral therapy in a patient with primary insomnia.

Update on Sleep Medicine

Screen patients with ASD for sleep problems; Use behavioral, educational, and medical interventions to manage sleep problems in children with ASD; Educate families about the importance of good sleep hygiene; Screen adolescents for sleep problems; Educate adolescent patients about the negative effects of accumulating sleep debt and strategies for avoiding it.

Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Explain the unique physiology of the respiratory cycle in patients with sleep apnea; Perform and interpret sedated endoscopy; Formulate a treatment plan using medical and surgical approaches for a patient with nasal valve obstruction; Recognize shortcomings of surgical approaches to correction of sleep apnea; Consider a device that stimulates the hypoglossal nerve for treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Surgical Options for Pediatric Sleep Apnea

Identify the cause of sleep apnea (SA) in the pediatric population; Interpret polysomnography findings in children; Compare and contrast total and partial tonsillectomy; Explain sleep endoscopy procedure; Choose the appropriate treatment in children with occult laryngomalacia.

Sleep Disorders

Identify patients with insomnia; Explain natural changes in sleep architecture to an elderly patient; Choose the appropriate treatment for a patient with insomnia; Select appropriate patients to undergo polysomnography; Counsel a patient about sleep times and medications during airplane travel.

Innovations in Sleep Medicine

Recognize insomnia as a distinct disorder with significant effects on morbidity and quality of life; Select patients who would benefit from nonpharmacologic therapies for insomnia; Prescribe appropriate sleep medications for patients with different types of insomnia; Counsel patients about minimum sleep requirements, and discuss the ramifications of excessive daytime sleepiness; Evaluate and treat patients with syndromes that cause excessive sleepiness and hypersomnias.

Highlights from the 22nd Annual Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring, Part 1

Consider surgical intervention to treat nasal obstruction in a patient with OSA; Choose the appropriate treatment for a patient with a wide columella and a small nostril; Compare and contrast classical uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) and modified UPPP; Explain the surgical procedure involved in lateral pharyngoplasty; List the advantages and disadvantages of modified expansion sphincteroplasty.

Sleep Problems in Children

Screen school-aged children and adolescent boys and girls for sleep-related problems; Use a systematic approach in the evaluation of sleep disorders; Identify children needing referral to a sleep clinic for further evaluation; Elaborate on the impact of sleep deprivation in school-aged children; Advocate for later school start times for adolescent boys and girls within the community.

Clinical Considerations in Sleep Surgery

Determine whether a patient is a candidate for same-day discharge after sleep surgery; Elaborate on possible complications of multilevel surgery for obstructive sleep apnea; Identify patients who have obstructive sleep apnea caused by epiglottic collapse; Diagnose patients with lax tongue causing obstructive sleep apnea; Assess data on the use of an implantable hypoglossal nerve stimulator.

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include: OtolaryngologyPulmonary MedicinePediatricsFamily PracticeInternal Medicine, and Nutrition

If you have taken the current Sleep Medicine CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon.  There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Sleep Medicine plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.