460 Sleep Disorders

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

  1. Recognize which patients are at risk for sleep-disordered breathing and obtain the appropriate type of sleep testing for them.
  2. Advise patients about the advantages and disadvantages of the various options for managing obstructive sleep apnea, including positive airway pressure and mandibular advancement devices.
  3. Apply the criteria from the International Classification of Sleep Disorders—Third Edition (ICSD-3), to diagnose chronic insomnia disorder.
  4. Recommend cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and brief behavioral treatment for insomnia (BBTI) as first-line treatments for insomnia disorders.
  5. Test for iron deficiency anemia in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) and prescribe oral iron therapy when indicated.
  6. Select and prescribe appropriate pharmacotherapy for patients with RLS.
  7. Diagnose shift work sleep disorder and instruct patients about the risk of associated medical disorders and cognitive impairment.
  8. Advise travelers about online calculators that can help them appropriately time their use of bright light and oral melatonin to minimize the effects of jet lag.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Cost:
$645.00

Deepa Burman, MD, FAAFP, FAASM, is a clinical assistant professor in the department of family medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is the director of the sleep program at the UPMC McKeesport Hospital; she also is director of resident research and schol­arly activity and co-director of the obesity medicine track at UPMC McKeesport Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr Burman is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has a certificate of added qualifications in sleep medicine; she also is a diplomate of the Ameri­can Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr Burman serves on the American Board of Internal Medicine Sleep Medicine Test Writing Committee. She has been involved in several peer reviewed oral presentations and publications, and has been an invited speaker at family medicine confer­ences about sleep disorders and fatigue management in medical professionals. Dr Burman has authored book chapters on sleep disorders and other primary care topics.

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Price

Cost:
$645.00
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