Sleep Medicine

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)

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Course Topics

Diagnosing Dementia/Sleep Disorders

List the clinical criteria for dementia; Distinguish dementia from similar conditions, such as delirium and depressive disorders; Counsel patients about caregiver support, sites of careand advanced planning; Explain the forces that cause sleepiness and wakefulness; Counsel patients with insomnia about nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatment options.

Insomnia/Chest Pain

Apply the diagnostic criteria for insomnia; Perform an appropriate workup for a patient who presents with insomnia; Choose an appropriate behavioral or pharmacologic therapy for a patient who presents with insomnia; Formulate a differential diagnosis for chest pain; Use principles of clinical epidemiology to assess the utility of stress testing in a patient with chest pain.

Tinnitus /Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Utilize patient history and physical examination to identify etiology of tinnitus; Perform diagnostic workup and imaging for pulsatile and nonpulsatile tinnitus; Select management strategies for tinnitus based on underlying cause; Identify physiologic phenotypes of obstructive sleep apnea based on measures on polysomnography; Prescribe appropriate therapies to manage obstructive sleep apnea based on the physiologic phenotype of each patient.


Select appropriate management strategies based on phenotypic characteristics of obstructive sleep apnea; Utilize drug-induced sleep endoscopy to guide treatment decisions in obstructive sleep apnea; Compare and contrast characteristics and underlying causes of obstructive sleep apnea in younger vs older adults; Identify indications and contraindications for adenotonsillectomy; Manage common perioperative and postoperative complications with adenotonsillectomy.

Complications of ENT Infections /Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Diagnose complications commonly associated with ENT infections; Explain the mechanisms of infectious spread that contribute to complications of ENT infections; Review current trends in the microbial etiologies of ENT infections; Utilize clinical assessment and radiologic imaging to guide management of ENT infections; Select pediatric patients with obstructive sleep apnea who may benefit from referral for dental or orthodontic management.

Children and Sleep Medication: A Rational Approach

Provide evidence-based recommendations for parents considering the use of a sleep aid for their child; Appraise nonprescription medications that are widely used as sleep aids for children; Explain the pharmacology of commonly used hypnotic medications; Identify drugs that are most efficacious for insomnia in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or autism spectrum disorders; Assess adverse effects associated with sleep aids commonly used in children.


Obesity Care /Preventing Unsafe Sleep

Apply a social-ecological model to the discussion of childhood obesity; Implement the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for childhood obesity screening; Discuss the current recommendations for prevention and treatment of childhood obesity; Counsel parents on the risk factors for sudden unexpected infant death; Overcome parental and cultural barriers to providing safe sleep environments for infants.

Sleep/Skin Disease

Improve quality of sleep through regulation of exposure to light; Recommend lifestyle modifications to help shift workers improve their sleep patterns; Diagnose and treat insomnia in patients; Distinguish between physiologic and pathologic skin conditions in pregnancy; Identify and treat the dermatoses of pregnancy.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Evaluate pediatric patients for obstructive sleep apnea; Categorize pediatric obstructive sleep apnea based on the primary structures and severity of obstruction, as detected on drug-induced sleep endoscopy; Determine whether a child requires medical or surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea; Choose treatments for OSA based on the patient?s relevant phenotypic traits; Employ continuous positive airway pressure, oral appliances, and mouth closure techniques for treating OSA.

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness/Resiliency and Joy at Work

Identify common causes of EDS; Use patient history, symptoms, and diagnostic testing to identify the etiology of EDS; Develop management strategies for patients with EDS; Implement initiatives to improve the wellbeing of clinicians and team members; Model self-care and wellbeing as an organizational leader


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