C2 - Using Sleep Medicine to Help Solve Difficult Neurologic Cases

Event Time: Saturday May 4, 2019 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 neurologic disorders associated with sleep and circadian disturbances, differential diagnoses of sleep disorders, and identification of sleep disorders caused by or related to neurologic disorders. The interaction of circadian rhythm, sleep disorders, and neurologic 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 neurologic 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 neurologic symptoms, be able to ask appropriate questions to identify patients with neurologic disorder who have sleep issues, and apply basic principles of sleep medicine to patients with neurologic complaints.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Systems-Based Practice

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