Many of the complications associated with sleep disorders are preventable, making early diagnosis and appropriate treatment vital. The purpose of this course is to provide healthcare professionals with the information necessary to identify and effectively treat sleep disorders, thereby improving patients' quality of life and preventing possible complications. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1. Discuss the physiology of normal sleep.
2. Describe the classification of sleep disorders.
3. Compare and contrast the types of insomnias and their associated diagnosis and treatment.
4. Evaluate the major types of sleep-related breathing disorders, particularly obstructive sleep apnea.
5. Identify the clinical signs and symptoms of narcolepsy.
6. Outline the characteristics of non-narcolepsy hypersomnias.
7. Analyze the complications and symptoms of circadian rhythm sleep disorders.
8. Describe the characteristics, diagnosis, and treatment of parasomnias.
9. Evaluate the presentation and treatment of sleep-related movement disorders.
10. Assess considerations for patients with sleep disorder who have low English literacy.
This 10-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.