CEU Opportunities for Healthcare Providers

Whitney Sleep Center offers CEU opportunities for healthcare providers to help create more awareness and understanding of sleep disorders.  When medical staff are informed, they are better able to identify patients with possible sleep issues.

 

Most classes provide CEUs for nurses, medical assistants, nursing assistants and respiratory therapists.  Classes can be scheduled for any time of the day including “lunch and learn sessions” where we provide lunch for staff.

 

Please contact Lori Rausch at 763-519-0634 or lorir@whitneysleepcenter.com to schedule a class.

 

The ABCs of OSA: An Overview of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Approved by AARC, AAST, CCMA, and ASNA

1 hour

This workshop provides a broad overview of OSA to include the prevalence and pathology of obstructive sleep apnea, health consequences, economic impact, diagnosis and treatment, as well as long-term management of the disease. This presentation also discusses the link between OSA and associated co-morbidities, such as coronary heart failure, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, type II diabetes mellitus, pain management, anesthesia and bariatric surgery.

 

A Guide to Interface Selections and Fit Workshop

Approved by AARC, AAST, CCMC and ASNA

2 hours

This interactive workshop reviews the features of the various mask offered by Respironics. The workshop covers the selection and fitting procedure associated with the interfaces. The mask workshop includes a hands-on demonstration of fitting the participants with the masks.

 

Therapeutic Options for Patients with Sleep Disordered Breathing

Approved by AARC, AAST, CCMC and ASNA

1 hour

This program was developed to updated healthcare professionals on the various forms of therapy available for patients identified with OSA and CSA. Discussion will include prevalence and impact sleep disorders breathing and review the various forms of therapy for patients identified with OSA and CSA.

 

The Link between OSA and Stroke

Approved by AARC, AAST, CCMC, and ASNA

1 hour

The workshop reviews the pathology of stroke; current trends, prevalence, and impact of sleep disordered breathing. Participants will discuss the association between OSA and stroke and review the benefits of PAP therapy for patients with OSA. The possibility of stroke in patients with risk factors for OSA will be reviewed and ways to improve medical management of stroke patients who also suffer from OSA.

 

The Link Between OSA, Obesity and Diabetes

Approved by AARC, AAST, CCMC, and ASNA

1 hour

The workshop reviews the pathology of diabetes; current trends, prevalence and impact of sleep disordered breathing. Participants will discuss the association between OSA and diabetes and review the benefits of PAP therapy for patients with OSA. The possibility of diabetes in patients with risk factors for OSA will be reviewed and ways to improve medical management of diabetes patients who also suffer from OSA.

 

Sleep Disordered Breathing and Cardiovascular Disease

Approved by AARC, AAST, CCMC and ASNA

1hour

This workshop reviews the pathology of heart failure and discusses the current trends in treatment of heart failure, hypertension, and cardiac arrhythmias. Participants will discuss the association between OSA and coronary heart failure, refractory hypertension, and artial fibrillation. Benefits of PAP therapy for OSA patients will be reviewed, as well as how to use the information on OSA to identify patients with a sleep disorder.

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