Current Concepts in Sleep 2008
|Event Date/Time: Aug 29, 2008||End Date/Time: Aug 30, 2008|
â€¢ Recognize state-of-the-art advances in the practice of pediatric
and adult sleep medicine for 2008.
â€¢ Summarize unique considerations in the clinical management
of sleep disorders in infants, children and adolescents.
â€¢ Analyze clinical advantages and disadvantages of new
protocols and technology in the evaluation of obstructive
Sleep Technologists and Therapists
â€¢ List attributes of sleep pathology related to the nervous,
pulmonary and circulatory systems that influence the
recording and interpretation of the polysomnogram.
â€¢ Compare and contrast special features, limitations and
advantages of digital amplifiers, airflow monitors, effort
monitors and artifact recognition, as well as their effect on
the quality of the polysomnogram.
â€¢ Describe changes for staging and scoring adult and
pediatric/infant polysomnograms including overnight, MSLT
and MWT studies.
â€¢ Describe protocols for CPAP/Bi-level titration for OSA and
VPAP titration for complex sleep apnea.
â€¢ Outline the direction and progress of the AAST and BRPT in
licensure, credentialing and education.
â€¢ Illustrate basic set-up protocols in the sleep center.
â€¢ Describe the AASM recommendations for Portable Home Sleep Testing.
Primary Care Providers
â€¢ Discuss interrelationships between sleep disorders, obesity and
pulmonary hypertension and the current diagnostic and
treatment dilemmas in their management.
â€¢ Review advances in surgical and dental options used to treat
â€¢ Distinguish presentation and management of sleep disorders
in aging, neurodegenerative and psychiatric disease.
â€¢ Describe evaluation and treatment options for hypersomnia
and narcolepsy including current recommendations for using
and interpreting the MSLT and MWT.
â€¢ Make recommendations for the management of
neuromuscular disease and hypoventilation during sleep.
â€¢ Explain incidence and treatment options for OSA in
craniofacial anomalies and the outcomes from surgery of the
upper airway in children.
â€¢ Diagnose and treat movement disorders during sleep.
â€¢ Report issues in the management of disorders in initiating and
maintaining sleep including insomnia and circadian rhythm