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 4 (SLP4) Topics Include:   Diagnose Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Impact of Insomnia, Sleep Disorders in Patients with Parkinson's, Treatment Options for Snoring, Diagnose Common Parasomnias, and more.

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

Full Course:
SLP4
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
SLP4A, SLP4B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Diagnosis and Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Efficiently screen patients for obstructive sleep apnea; Select appropriate tests for diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea; List factors associated with poor adherence with continuous positive airway pressure therapy; Manage difficulty with adherence to continuous positive airway pressure therapy; Prescribe adjunctive therapies that improve outcomes in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Updates on Sleep Therapy

Recognize the role of synucleinopathies in sleep disorders; Diagnose sleep disorders in patients with Parkinson disease; Improve quality of sleep and safety in patients with restless legs syndrome and rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder; Evaluate evidence about the use of caffeine to maintain wakefulness and over-the-counter agents to promote sleep and improve its quality; Provide patients with information on the appropriate use of over-the-counter agents to induce and maintain sleep and to treat insomnia.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Recognize the risk factors for OSA; Discuss the prevalence of OSA in patients with cardiovascular disease, as well as the effects of OSA on cognition and risk for motor vehicle accidents; Explain how obstructive sleep apnea causes cardiometabolic dysfunction; Elaborate on the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on lipid metabolism and glycemic control in diabetics; Recommend CPAP therapy and lifestyle interventions appropriately in the management of OSA.

Highlights from the 24th Annual Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring, Part 1

Define loop gain as it relates to obstructive sleep apnea; Name the primary physiological factor associated with obstructive sleep apnea; Diagnose obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS); Identify goals that may be better addressed with noninvasive ventilation than with continuous positive airway pressure in patients with OHS; Outline key characteristics of the 3 subtypes of sleep apnea identified in studies of the Icelandic Sleep Apnea Cohort.

Insomnia: Behavioral Management

Discuss the impact of insomnia on physical and mental health; Recognize common comorbidities found in patients with insomnia; Relate the fundamentals of sleep biology and circadian processes; Review evidence-based management options for patients with acute and chronic insomnia; Outline the model and strategy of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.

Highlights from the 24th Annual Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring, Part 2

Explain the mechanism of action of hypoglossal nerve stimulation; List the key findings of the STAR trial that studied the use of hypoglossal nerve stimulation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea; Discuss treatment options with patients whose snoring is negatively affecting their, and maybe a partner's, quality of life; Compare outcomes in patients with obstructive sleep apnea who are assessed with home sleep testing compared to laboratory polysomnography; Select appropriate candidates for surgical procedures to address obstructive sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea and Sleep Studies

Interpret polysomnography in children; Manage obstructive sleep apnea in a child; Identify common sites of obstruction in children with obstructive sleep apnea; List risks and benefits of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty; Use patient characteristics to select an appropriate location for and type of sleep study for a patient with suspected obstructive sleep apnea.

Insomnia

Diagnose patients with chronic insomnia; Optimize the use of nonpharmacologic interventions for the management of insomnia; Identify patients with insomnia who are candidates for pharmacotherapy; Compare and contrast available hypnotic agents; Develop an individualized treatment plan for patients with insomnia.

Sleep Disorders in Primary Care

Explain the physiology of normal sleep; Counsel a patient with chronic insomnia; Diagnose common parasomnias; Discuss the differences between type I and type III sleep studies; Manage a patient with obstructive sleep apnea.

Behavioral Sleep Problems

List the number of hours of sleep required by children of different ages; Differentiate between the 2 subtypes of behavioral insomnia in children; Use appropriate management techniques for the 2 subtypes of behavioral insomnia in typically developing children; Provide families with recommendations on sleep training techniques; Advise parents about the use of melatonin in children.

Diagnosis and Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Efficiently screen patients for obstructive sleep apnea; Select appropriate tests for diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea; List factors associated with poor adherence with continuous positive airway pressure therapy; Manage difficulty with adherence to continuous positive airway pressure therapy; Prescribe adjunctive therapies that improve outcomes in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

Recognize the risk factors for OSA; Discuss the prevalence of OSA in patients with cardiovascular disease, as well as the effects of OSA on cognition and risk for motor vehicle accidents; Explain how obstructive sleep apnea causes cardiometabolic dysfunction; Elaborate on the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on lipid metabolism and glycemic control in diabetics; Recommend CPAP therapy and lifestyle interventions appropriately in the management of OSA.

Insomnia: Behavioral Management

Discuss the impact of insomnia on physical and mental health; Recognize common comorbidities found in patients with insomnia; Relate the fundamentals of sleep biology and circadian processes; Review evidence-based management options for patients with acute and chronic insomnia; Outline the model and strategy of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.

Sleep Apnea and Sleep Studies

Interpret polysomnography in children; Manage obstructive sleep apnea in a child; Identify common sites of obstruction in children with obstructive sleep apnea; List risks and benefits of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty; Use patient characteristics to select an appropriate location for and type of sleep study for a patient with suspected obstructive sleep apnea.

Insomnia

Diagnose patients with chronic insomnia; Optimize the use of nonpharmacologic interventions for the management of insomnia; Identify patients with insomnia who are candidates for pharmacotherapy; Compare and contrast available hypnotic agents; Develop an individualized treatment plan for patients with insomnia.

Updates on Sleep Therapy

Recognize the role of synucleinopathies in sleep disorders; Diagnose sleep disorders in patients with Parkinson disease; Improve quality of sleep and safety in patients with restless legs syndrome and rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder; Evaluate evidence about the use of caffeine to maintain wakefulness and over-the-counter agents to promote sleep and improve its quality; Provide patients with information on the appropriate use of over-the-counter agents to induce and maintain sleep and to treat insomnia.

Highlights from the 24th Annual Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring, Part 1

Define loop gain as it relates to obstructive sleep apnea; Name the primary physiological factor associated with obstructive sleep apnea; Diagnose obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS); Identify goals that may be better addressed with noninvasive ventilation than with continuous positive airway pressure in patients with OHS; Outline key characteristics of the 3 subtypes of sleep apnea identified in studies of the Icelandic Sleep Apnea Cohort.

Highlights from the 24th Annual Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring, Part 2

Explain the mechanism of action of hypoglossal nerve stimulation; List the key findings of the STAR trial that studied the use of hypoglossal nerve stimulation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea; Discuss treatment options with patients whose snoring is negatively affecting their, and maybe a partner's, quality of life; Compare outcomes in patients with obstructive sleep apnea who are assessed with home sleep testing compared to laboratory polysomnography; Select appropriate candidates for surgical procedures to address obstructive sleep apnea.

Sleep Disorders in Primary Care

Explain the physiology of normal sleep; Counsel a patient with chronic insomnia; Diagnose common parasomnias; Discuss the differences between type I and type III sleep studies; Manage a patient with obstructive sleep apnea.

Behavioral Sleep Problems

List the number of hours of sleep required by children of different ages; Differentiate between the 2 subtypes of behavioral insomnia in children; Use appropriate management techniques for the 2 subtypes of behavioral insomnia in typically developing children; Provide families with recommendations on sleep training techniques; Advise parents about the use of melatonin in children.

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.