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Sleep Medicine for Primary Care NPs and PAs

Sleep Medicine for Primary Care NPs and PAs

This course carries a fee of $249.00
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Clinical Review

Time to Complete

11 hours


November 15, 2016


November 15, 2019

Maximum Credits

11.00 / CNE Contact Hours
11.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
11.00 / ABIM MOC Points

Accredited Provider

Provided by Oakstone Publishing, LLC.

Program Description

Explore Key Topics

This CME course is a wide-ranging review of the important topics in sleep medicine. Sleep Medicine for Primary Care looks at the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders, with evidence-based lectures on topics like insomnia, sleep apnea, REM and NREM sleep disorders, restless leg syndrome, and sleep problems in geriatric and pediatric patients. It will help you to:

  • Identify and address sleep issues in the primary care setting
  • Classify REM and NREM sleep disorders
  • Compare and contrast sleep problems in adult and pediatric patients
  • Differentiate between sleep disorders that can be safely managed by primary care practitioner versus those that require subspecialty referral

Expand Your Skills

This learn-at-your-own-pace course in sleep medicine — part of our Primary Care Series — provides a maximum of 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM, 11.00 MOC points, and 11.00 contact hours. Available online, it provides access to unbiased, clinically based content and case-based reviews so you can expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.

Intended Audience

This educational activity was designed for nurse practitioners and physician assistants in primary care practices.

Media Format


Watch anytime, anywhere, on virtually any reliable internet-connected device (some connections may not provide optimal results). Simply log in and watch as much as you want -- no downloading necessary.

Educational Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the best clinical approach to a patient with a known or suspected sleep disorder
  • Differentiate between restless leg syndrome and other movement disorders in sleep
  • Analyze the causes of and treatment approaches to sleep apnea
  • Explain how circadian rhythm works and how best to manage jet lag
  • Contrast sleep disorders specific to older patients as compared to younger adults
  • Compare sleep problems in children with sleep problems in adults
  • Classify REM and NREM sleep disorders
  • Diagnose sleep disorders amid comorbid medical disorders
  • Outline sleep disorders that occur concomitantly with psychiatric disorders

Topics and Speakers

Click here for a complete list of course topics and speakers.

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of Oakstone Publishing, LLC that the faculty and provider disclose real or apparent conflict of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Oakstone has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.

Course Director

Matt T. Bianchi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Director, Sleep Division
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA


Nalaka S. Gooneratne, MD
Associate Professor-CE
Division of Geriatric Medicine and
Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Michael J. Howell, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Division Head, Sleep Medicine
Department of Neurology
University of Minnesota Medical School
Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship
Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center
Minneapolis, MN

Umakanth A. Khatwa, MD, MB, BS
Director, Sleep Laboratory
Boston Children’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Andrew D. Krystal, MD
Ray and Dagmar Dolby Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
Executive Vice Chair for Langley Porter Psychiatry Institute
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA
Director, Neurosciences Medicine
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

Sairam Parthasarathy, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, UAHS Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Director, Center for Sleep Disorders
Banner University Medical Center
Tucson, AZ

Thomas E. Scammell, MD
Professor of Neurology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston Children’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Katherine M. Sharkey, MD, PhD, FAASM
Associate Professor
Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Medical Director, University Medicine Sleep Center
Providence, RI

Virend K. Somers, MD
Alice Sheets Marriott Professor of Medicine
Department of Cardiovascular Disease
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

John W. Winkelman, MD, PhD
Chief, Sleep Disorders Clinical Research Program
Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Planners' and Managers' Disclosures

Oakstone Publishing, LLC has assessed conflict of interest with its faculty, authors, editors, and any individuals who were in a position to control the content of this CME activity. Any identified relevant conflicts of interest were resolved for fair balance and scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity. Oakstone Publishing’s planners, content reviewers, and editorial staff disclose no relevant commercial interests.




CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This activity awards 11.00 Contact Hours.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 11.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Date of original release: November 15, 2016
Date of credit termination: November 15, 2019


The opinions and recommendations expressed by the faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Oakstone Publishing, LLC name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.


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