C173 - Using Sleep Medicine to Help Solve Difficult Neurologic Cases

Event Time: Thursday April 26, 2018 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): Sleep
Director(s): Bradley Vaughn MD, FAAN
Description: Sleep and Circadian Rhythm disorders are frequently encountered in general neurology practice. The neurologist is in a critical position to provide diagnostic and treatment input for patients with sleep and circadian rhythm disorders. This course will discuss common neurological disorders associated with sleep and circadian disturbances, differential diagnoses of sleep disorders, and identification of sleep disorders caused by or related to neurological disorders. The interaction of circadian rhythm, sleep disorders, and neurological disorders is frequent, requiring the neurologist to understand presentation, pathophysiology, and treatment. The case discussion will highlight advances in key clinical areas of sleep medicine, including identification of underlying insomnia, hypersomnia, sleep disordered breathing, and RLS in patients with common neurological disorders such as headache, stroke, MS, epilepsy, and neurodegenerative disorders. Application to practice will include easily accessible testing techniques, nonpharmacological and pharmacological interventions coding, and documentation of various clinical presentations
Completion Message: Participants should be able to understand the importance of sleep in the generation of neurological symptoms; be able to ask appropriate questions to identify patients with neurological disorder who have sleep issues; and apply basic principles of sleep medicine to patients with neurological complaints.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Professionalism, Systems-Based Practice

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