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By: Rita Brooks on February 23rd, 2017

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Free CEC Opportunity from The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and the AAST

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Free CEC Opportunity from The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and the AAST

 

Earn 1.5 CECs by completing the free online course: Increasing Sleep Technologists Proficiency in the Diagnostic Process of Narcolepsy

 

  1. Why create this program?

Increasing Sleep Technologists Proficiency in the Diagnostic Process of Narcolepsy allows sleep technologists and those board certified in clinical sleep health the opportunity to expand their knowledge of narcolepsy by examining the latest methods of assessment and diagnosis.

Sleep technologists play a critical role in patient assessments, and must remain on the frontlines of new education resources to help the entire sleep team stay on top of narcolepsy diagnosis and treatment options. A well-informed sleep technologist leads to an effective and vigilant sleep team.

  1. What is the value of this program to sleep technologists?

    Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Compare and contrast International Classification of Sleep Disorders 2nd edition diagnostic criteria for narcolepsy with ICSD 3rd edition as well as DSM V criteria.
  • Appropriately interpret symptomatology and laboratory parameters in making the diagnosis of narcolepsy. 
  • Describe the efficacy and safety of current treatment options for narcolepsy.
  • Institute and optimize appropriate management options for narcolepsy symptoms, including combination therapy, according to current management guidelines.

  1. Are credits available for this course? How much does the course cost?

1.5 hours of CEC credit from the AAST is offered for the activity. The course is available at no cost to you- completely free.

 

  1. Who teaches the course?

 

  • Phyllis Zee, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Neurology, Neurobiology, and Physiology, and associate director for the Center for Sleep & Circadian Biology at Northwestern University Institute for Neuroscience and
  • Michael J. Thorpy, M.D., neurologist and director of the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx and professor of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine cover the latest strategies in overall diagnosis and assessment of narcolepsy.
  • Richard Rosenberg,D., CEO Rosenberg Sleep Consulting discusses scoring the onset of sleep and rules for identifying REM sleep. 
  • Marietta Bibbs,RPSGT, RST, Neurodiagnostics Manager of Morton Plant Mease Hospital Baycare Health System and 
  • Christina Saulys,RPSGT, RST, Associate Director of Data Services and CRA at Clinilabs, Inc., score Multiple Sleep Latency Test studies.

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