Measuring and Managing Hypersomnolence in Compliant and Non-Compliant OSA Patients

Provided by Atlanta Progressive Continuing Medical Education.

Simulation services provided by Syandus, Inc.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

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Release date: December 15, 2017

Valid through: December 14, 2018

Specialty: Sleep Specialist, Neurology

Topic: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Media: Internet

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes

Target Audience

This activity was developed for primary care physicians, sleep specialists, neurologists, psychiatrists, and fellows as well as advanced practice nurses and physician assistants.

Program Overview

This CME activity is designed to increase awareness of continuing hypersomnolence in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and help clinicians identify strategies for managing both compliant and non-compliant patients. In this innovative Hypersomnolence Virtual Patient Simulation, you will have interactive conversations with virtual peers and patients, make clinical decisions, and receive conversational feedback from virtual sleep medicine experts.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify and manage patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who remain hypersomnolent despite being compliant with treatment.
  • Apply strategies to increase CPAP and oral appliance compliance among OSA patients.
  • Differentiate OSA patients who are partially or non-compliant with treatment for sleep apnea and integrate management strategies to address hypersomnolence.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Faculty

Michael Thorpy, M.B., Ch.B.

Dr. Michael Thorpy, board-certified in sleep disorders medicine, is Director of the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at the Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York. Both a clinician and a well-published researcher, Dr. Thorpy serves as Professor of Clinical Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Thorpy served on the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) Board of Directors and founded and directed the NSF's National Narcolepsy Registry, which was located at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Thorpy was born in New Zealand and earned his medical degree from the University of Otago in 1973. He has published extensively on narcolepsy, insomnia, and sleep disorders.

Meir H. Kryger, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Meir Kryger is a professor at the Yale School of Medicine and the VA Connecticut Health System. A renowned researcher and practitioner, Dr. Kryger’s research has spanned all areas of sleep breathing disorders. Dr. Kryger has served as Chairman of the Board of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) and is a former president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and former president of the Canadian Sleep Society. He graduated from the McGill University Medical School in 1971. He is boarded in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine in the USA, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine.

Russell Rosenberg, PhD, D.ABSM

Dr. Russell Rosenberg is the Founder and Director of Atlanta Progressive CME and the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Technology. A clinical psychologist and board certified sleep specialist, Dr. Rosenberg lectures and teaches internationally on a range of sleep medicine topics. His areas of expertise include insomnia and disorders of excessive daytime sleepiness. In addition to teaching, Dr. Rosenberg is actively involved in clinical research at NeuroTrials Research Inc. He served as the Chairman of National Sleep Foundation (NSF) from July 2011 to August 2013. Dr. Rosenberg, a native of St. Louis, received his Ph.D. at Ohio State University and completed a sleep residency at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, in Chicago.

Physician Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Statement

Atlanta Progressive CME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Atlanta Progressive CME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of Atlanta Progressive CME to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME’s) Standards for Commercial Support, all planners, teachers, authors, content providers and content reviewers involved in the development of CME content are required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. A commercial interest, as defined by the ACCME, is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

Michael Thorpy, MD
  • Speakers’ Bureau: Jazz Pharmaceuticals.
  • Consultant and Researcher: Jazz Pharmaceuticals.
Meir Kryger, MD
  • Research Grant Participant: Flamel and Jazz Pharmaceuticals.
Russell Rosenberg, PhD
  • Research Grant Participant: Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Eisai, Merck, and Vanda Pharmaceuticals.

Allyson Lehrman, DPM, Content Contributor, disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Kish Woodward, Planner, disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Heidi Riney, MD, Content Reviewer, disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Method of Participation to Earn Credit

  • Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
  • Launch the simulation from the link provided on FreeCME.com on a PC, Mac, Tablet, or plus-size phone.
  • Complete the pre-test and launch the first simulation scenario. Interact appropriately to satisfy each objective to unlock the next objective. The simulation will track your progress until all scenario objectives and assessment components are complete. You can exit the simulation and it will save your progress so that you can return to finish at a later time.
  • As you successfully complete more scenarios, you will qualify for increasing levels of CE credit (ranging from 0.5 to 1.00 credits). Click or tap "Credit" to determine your CE credit status and receive credit. Upon successful completion of the evaluation, you will receive a certificate of credit immediately via the browser.

Hardware and Software Requirements

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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

It is the policy of Atlanta Progressive CME to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME’s) Standards for Commercial Support, all planners, teachers, authors, content providers and content reviewers involved in the development of CME content are required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. A commercial interest, as defined by the ACCME, is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.