On-line Webcast Discusses Obstructive Sleep Apnea

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Webcast Discusses Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is incredibly common and destined to only become more common in the future. On this CME webcast, we are going to learn about the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea. Joining us today are sleep medicine specialists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Steven Holfinger is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Dr. Madelyn Rosenthal is also an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, both from the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: APPROPRIATELY screen patients in a primary care setting; DIAGNOSE sleep apnea with appropriate testing; UNDERSTAND the important factors that should be addressed at each obstructive sleep apnea follow up visit; and RECOGNIZE and troubleshoot common factors that affect PAP adherence, residual daytime sleepiness and nasal congestion.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Sleep apnea risk factors
  • Pre-operative screening for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Mask options
  • Dental devices and surgery for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Management of central sleep apnea
  • Auto-CPAP machines
  • The economics of CPAP equipment
  • Treatment of snoring

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Learn About Sleep-Heart Interactions on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Sleep-Heart Interactions on CME Webcast. The interactions between sleep disorders and heart disease are complex and today on MedNet, we’re going to unravel some of that complexity. Joining us in the studio is pulmonologist, sleep specialist, and Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Rami Khayat.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DISCUSS the mechanism of vascular disease in OSA; and DISCUSS the results of recent trials in the treatment of SDB.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The relationship between sleep disorders and cardiovascular disorders
  • Epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Office-based screening for sleep apnea
  • Screening sleep studies in patients with cardiovascular disease
  • New methods for sleep apnea testing
  • Clues from the 24-hour blood pressure study
  • CPAP versus BiPAP
  • New devices for home non-invasive ventilation

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Learn about Insomnia on On-line CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Insomnia on On-line CME Webcast. For many people, insomnia is a nightly occurrence, leading to nocturnal frustration and daytime fatigue. On this CME webcast, we’re going to explore insomnia, what causes it and what you can advise your patients to do about it. Our guests today are specialists in sleep medicine. Dr. Meena Khan is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and of Neurology, and Dr. Jesse Mindel, who is an Assistant Professor of Neurology.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: REVIEW basic approaches to insomnia treatment; REVIEW available behavioral and pharmacologic therapies for insomnia; Describe the epidemiology and health implications of chronic insomnia; DESCRIBE the psychological characteristic of those with chronic insomnia; and DESCRIBE the behavioral and environmental factors that perpetuate chronic insomnia.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of insomnia
  • Normal sleep patterns
  • Melatonin
  • Sleep binging
  • Circadian rhythm disturbances
  • Eye patches and background noise recordings
  • Antihistamines
  • Approach to the patient who wakes up and cannot fall back to sleep
  • Approach to temporary situational insomnia

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.
Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.