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Symptoms, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Sleep Disorders

Continuing Medical Education Information

Course Description:

This module will provide an in-depth discussion on various sleep disorders and treatments.

Statement of Need:

Up to 30% of the US population has reported transient insomnia with 10-30% deal with chronic insomnia.  Sleep disorders affect multiple health considerations.  Primary care physicians need to know when to refer patients for testing, follow-up diagnosis and treatment and options for resolving sleep-related issues.


At the end of this module physicians will be able to:

1).  Provide information related to common sleep disorders to improve understanding of symptoms, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment options.

2).  Provide information which clarifies differences between a baseline polysomnogram versus titration and a split night polysomnogram.

3).  Provide information to improve understanding of when to order a home sleep test and multiple sleep latency test.

Disclosure: All individuals involved in the planning and delivery of materials disclose they have no relevant relationships. 

Commercial Support: There is no commercial support associated with this activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through a joint providership of the Kentucky Medical Association and Caldwell Medical Center. The Kentucky Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Kentucky Medical Association designates this internet enduring activity for a 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.

Target Audience: Physicians in the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Estimated Time to Complete: This module will take approximately 1.0 hours to complete

Method of Participation Used: Participants will view and listen to a recorded panel discussion.

Hardware/Software Requirements: High speed internet connection

Faculty:  Akshay Mahadevia, M.D.

Meeting Planner: Miranda Mosley, Heather Lathan

Provider Contact Information: Miranda Mosley, Kentucky Medical Association

Copyright: There is no copyright associated with this activity

Release Date: April 2021

Termination Date: December 2021