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 5 (SLP5) Topics Include:   Treating Insomnia, Heart Failure vs. OSA, Narcolepsy, Nonpharmacologic vs. Pharmacologic, MS and Sleep Disorders, and more.

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Course Topics

Adult Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Adjust medication doses to account for obesity; Perform preoperative evaluation of obese patients; Safely extubate and monitor obese patients postoperatively; Recognize the prevalence and physiologic consequences of OSA; Minimize perioperative risks for patients with diagnosed or suspected OSA.


Perform a thorough evaluation, including neuropsychologic testing, to diagnose ASD; Identify the target symptoms or behaviors of the different classes of drug used to treat ASD; Describe models under investigation as treatments to target the core symptoms of ASD; Recognize the limitations of pharmacotherapy for treating patients with insomnia; Employ cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia as the first-line approach to treat appropriately selected patients with insomnia.

Update on Insomnia and Sleep Disorders

Manage insomnia in patients with psychiatric disorders; Counsel a patient asking about nonpharmacologic treatments for insomnia; Select safe therapies for insomnia in patients with a history of substance use; Diagnose common sleep disorders; Explain the pathophysiology of narcolepsy.

Sleep Apnea/Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Identify common signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea in men and women; Explain the relationship between sleep apnea, obesity, and exercise; Discuss the cardiovascular and neurologic sequelae of obstructive sleep apnea; Utilize pre-, peri-, and postoperative strategies to prevent complications from endoscopic sinus surgery; Effectively manage complications of endoscopic sinus surgery when they do occur.

Sleep Medicine Pearls

Recognize characteristic features of the different phases of sleep; List the indications for sleep studies; Determine whether a patient requires treatment for obstructive sleep apnea; Formulate treatment approaches for restless legs syndrome; Identity patients with rapid eye movement (REM)-related sleep behavior syndrome.

Acute Bronchitis /Sleep Management

Review atypical pathogens that can cause acute bronchitis; Implement strategies to reduce overprescription of antibiotics; Determine appropriate treatment of patients with pneumonia based on clinical findings; Explain the forces that cause sleepiness and wakefulness; Counsel patients with insomnia about nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options.

Epistaxis /Sleep Apnea /Meniere Disease /Cholesteatoma

Select patients with epistaxis most likely to benefit from cauterization of the greater palatine artery; Describe the relationship between phenotypes of sleep apnea and clinical outcomes; Compare the efficacies of procedures used for treatment of severe sleep apnea; Treat patients with Meniere disease using recommendations from new clinical guidelines; Anticipate possible intracranial complications after otic or sinus surgery.

Perspectives on Multiple Sclerosis: Sleep Disorders and Optic Neuritis

Identify causes of fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis; Provide patients with multiple sclerosis with effective options for management of insomnia; Assess patients with multiple sclerosis for primary sleep disorders; Diagnose optic neuritis based on clinical features; Differentiate optic neuritis associated with multiple sclerosis from neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder.


Explain how attributes of sleep change across the lifespan; Diagram the phases and architecture of sleep; Manage a patient with chronic insomnia; Identify the functions of neurotransmitters involved in sleep and wakefulness; Treat a patient with narcolepsy.

Venous Thromboembolism/Sleep Apnea

Select effective agents for the treatment of venous thromboembolism in patients with cancer; Formulate treatment algorithms for the reversal of direct oral anticoagulants for patients actively bleeding; Identify patients with a pulmonary embolism who may be safely discharged from the emergency department; Recognize the role of obstructive sleep apnea in the exacerbation of other conditions; Choose appropriate therapy for heart failure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.


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.