$625 (Atlanta, GA)
November 2-3, 2013
This course is developed specifically for nurse practitioners and physician assistants to integrate their skills into a sleep medicine practice. Clinicians in a practice with more than 50% sleep patients who have a firm foundation in sleep medicine should consider the Advanced Topics in Sleep Medicine for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.
The curriculum for this introductory course showcases ways in which the nurse practitioners and physician assistants can play a pivotal role in many specialties by learning more about sleep medicine.
- Normal Sleep/Sleep and Aging
- Technical Aspects of Diagnosing Sleep Disorders
- The Spectrum of Insomnia
- Circadian Rhythm Disorders of Sleep
- Legal Implications of Excessive Sleepiness
- Evaluating the Patient with Sleep Complaints/Deciphering the Sleep Report
- The Impact of Incorporating Sleep Medicine into a Medical Practice
- Live Patient Case Studies
- Laboratory Tour and Sleep Patient Setup
- Sleep Disordered Breathing
- Cardiac Disease and Sleep Disorders
- Neurological Disorders and Sleep
- Restless Legs Syndrome and Limb Movements of Sleep
* The curriculum is subject to change.
If you would like to learn more about the development of nurse practitioners and physician assistants for a role in sleep medicine read the article written by the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine & Technology's Medical Director, Michael Lacey, MD, D.ABSM in March 2009's Sleep Review magazine.