C259 - Education Blitz: Sleep

Event Time: Friday May 10, 2019 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Topic(s): Sleep
Director(s): Andrew Westwood MD
Description: Individuals commonly describe symptoms of sleeplessness or sleepiness to their neurologist. This talk aims to provide practical advice regarding these two ends of the sleep spectrum in the general neurology clinic. The recent guidelines of pharmacotherapy of insomnia will be discussed along with suggestions to modify treatment plans to help address complaints of insomnia/hypersomnia and hopefully reduce medication burden. New pharmacotherapy for sleepy individuals will also be highlighted, along with when further testing/referral may be warranted outside of the general neurology area.
Completion Message: Participants should become familiar with the differential diagnoses for insomnia symptoms, possible adjustments in their treatment plans to address sleep disturbances, and to become aware of new treatment options for those with excessive daytime sleepiness.
CME Credits: 1
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

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