Sleep Medicine for Primary Care 2016 (Videos)

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Sleep Medicine for Primary Care

Oakstone Primary Care Series - Clinical Update

A comprehensive review of the screening, diagnosis and management of sleep disorders in primary care practice. Ideal for MOC.

Explore Key Topics

This CME course is a wide-ranging review of the important topics in sleep medicine. Sleep Medicine for Primary Care looks at the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders, with evidence-based lectures on topics like insomnia, sleep apnea, REM and NREM sleep disorders, restless leg syndrome, and sleep problems in geriatric and pediatric patients. It will help you to:

  • Identify and address sleep issues in the primary care setting
  • Classify REM and NREM sleep disorders
  • Compare and contrast sleep problems in adult and pediatric patients
  • Differentiate between sleep disorders that can be safely managed by primary care practitioner versus those that require subspecialty referral


  • Approach to the Patient with Sleep Problems - Matt T. Bianchi, MD, PhD
  • Insomnia - Matt T. Bianchi, MD, PhD
  • Sleep Apnea - Sairam Parthasarathy, MD
  • Restless Leg Syndrome and Other Movement Disorders in Sleep - John W. Winkleman, MD, PhD
  • Narcolepsy and Idiopathic Hypersomnia - Thomas E. Scammell, MD
  • Circadian Rhythm Disorders and Jet Lag - Katherine M. Sharkey, MD, PhD, FAASM
  • NREM Parasomnias - Michael J. Howell, MD
  • REM Sleep Disorders - Michael J. Howell, MD
  • Sleep Problems Specific to Geriatric Patients - Nalaka S. Gooneratne, MD
  • Sleep Problems Specific to Pediatric Patients - Umakanth A. Khatwa, MD, MB, BS
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease - Virend K. Somers, MD
  • Sleep and Co-Morbid Psychiatric Disorders - Andrew D. Krystal, MD

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the best clinical approach to a patient with a known or suspected sleep disorder
  • Differentiate between restless leg syndrome and other movement disorders in sleep
  • Analyze the causes of and treatment approaches to sleep apnea
  • Explain how circadian rhythm works and how best to manage jet lag
  • Contrast sleep disorders specific to older patients as compared to younger adults
  • Compare sleep problems in children with sleep problems in adults
  • Classify REM and NREM sleep disorders
  • Diagnose sleep disorders amid comorbid medical disorders
  • Outline sleep disorders that occur concomitantly with psychiatric disorders

Intended Audience

This educational activity was designed for internists, family physicians, geriatricians, pediatricians, obstetricians/gynecologists (who act as primary care providers), residents in internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, physician assistants in primary care practices and nurse practitioners in primary care practices.

Date of Original Release: November 15, 2016
Date Credits Expire: November 15, 2019
Contact Hours: 11.00 hours



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