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Sleep Assessment


Three lectures on integrating technology to assess sleep disorders.

Up to 3.75 CME Credits
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  • Length: This eLecture package is 3.75 hours.
Integrate Technology to Assess Sleep Disorders

Sleep is a human necessity. It helps us grow muscle, repair tissue, synthesize hormones, consolidate memory, and generally restore and rejuvenate our bodies. Yet when sleep goes awry, it damages multiple body systems and processes and eventually leads to sleep disorders. In this package of CME lectures, renowned sleep expert Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD, discusses the scientific evidence about the causes and treatments of sleep dysfunction. She also suggests technological devices and interactive tools for patients to provide practitioners with real-time data to assess sleep disorders. A panel of sleep experts also discusses technology for assessing and interpreting sleep data.

The eLectures included are:

Lecture Description Educator(s)
Rest, Sleep, and Circadian Rhythms: Exploring the Underlying Causes of Insomnia and Other Sleep Disturbances Circadian and sleep function is essential for cell function, neural connectivity, and plasticity. When the body's systems and processes are dysregulated, disease and sleep disorders can easily set in. Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD, uses scientific evidence to demonstrate the positive and negative impacts that sleep and circadian cycles have on the body. Improving circadian rhythms and sleep is both disease prevention and modification. Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD
Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorders: Assessment and Treatment Circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders appear when an individual experiences a recurring disruption of sleeping and waking rhythms for at least three months. Accordingly, sleep-wake disorders can cause mental, physical, social, occupational, educational, and other impairments in normal functioning. As a natural follow-up to her first lecture, Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD, recommends that healthcare workers treat sleep-wake disorders by considering not only sleep cycles but other daily cycles as well, including activity, feeding, and light exposure. Zee provides tools that practitioners can use to address these daily cycles to treat sleep-wake disorders. Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD
The Emerging Area of Innovative Sleep Tools In this video, four sleep experts make brief presentations on various tools and techniques that measure and/or treat sleep disorders, sleep apnea, sleep awareness, and insomnia. Afterward, these experts sit on a panel where they field questions about, among other topics, psychosocial matters that accompany the treatment of sleep disorders. For example, while the panel suggests patients use actigraphy devices to their fullest abilities, they also caution about over-monitoring the data. Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD

Jason C. Ong, PhD

Bryan Glick, DO

Jose Colon, MD, MPH

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Additional Information

CME Information

To earn CME credit, you must complete a pre-course and a post-course survey, as well as achieve 80% or higher on the post-course test within 3 attempts.

ACCME Accreditation Statement

The Institute for Functional Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

MD/DO: The Institute for Functional Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Osteopathic Association has approved IFM’s courses for Preventive Medicine certification within the American Osteopathic Board of Preventive Medicine.

ND: Generally, naturopathic state licensing boards accept continuing education courses accredited through the ACCME. Please contact your state naturopathic board to inquire if CME credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are accepted.

Nurse: For the purpose of re-certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), contact hours approved through ACCME are accepted. Please contact your state nursing board to inquire if continuing education credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are accepted.

PA: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts all continuing education credits from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Please contact your state physician assistant board to inquire if continuing education credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are accepted.

RD: The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) did not pre-approve this course. Pre-approval is not required for ACCME-accredited courses. CDR automatically accepts continuing education credits obtained from ACCME-accredited organizations. Please check with your state licensing board to inquire if prior approval by CDR is required to obtain continuing education credits for an activity despite this circumstance.

OTHER: Please contact your healthcare licensing board to inquire if continuing education credits from ACCME-accredited organizations are recognized and accepted toward fulfilling your continuing education requirements.

Statement of Need

Chronic diseases are rapidly becoming a large share of the total expenditure for both governments and individuals. A new approach to the prevention and management of chronic diseases is required to stem this rising tide of disability and mortality. Functional Medicine provides a model that honors the evidence base and targeted efficacy of the acute care model while also incorporating new medical science and traditional methods that, when taken together, more appropriately address the root causes of chronic disease.

Release and Termination Date

Release Date: Dec 30, 2016
Last Reviewed Date: Dec 30, 2016
Termination Date: Dec 30, 2019

These lectures were originally recorded at IFM’s 2016 Annual Conference. The eLecture is available as asynchronous CME for those who did not claim CME at the original conference.

Delivery and Return Policy

  • Your eLecture will be delivered electronically to your online account directly upon purchase.
  • You will have access to the course for 1 year from the date of purchase.
  • The eLecture bundle consists of streaming videos and supporting resources.

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