At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Diagnosis and implement therapy for common sleep disturbances and disorders leading to hospitalization to ensure optimal outcomes.
  • Examine how sleep disordered breathing impacts the outcomes of heart conditions and integrate sleep medicine into treatment strategies.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of sleep disorders and implement treatment strategies to mitigate risk factors in high risk patients.
  • Develop and implement strategies for the assessment, medical and surgical management of pulmonary artery hypertension associated with heart and lung diseases.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of increased blood pressure leading to pulmonary venous hypertension in patients with congestive heart failure.
  • Identify and screen at risk patients for obesity hypoventilation syndrome and implement treatment strategies to mitigate risk factors.
  • Determine when to perform right-heart catheterization in evaluating the pressure of the heart and lungs.
  • Examine how COPD impacts the outcomes of common conditions that lead to hospital readmissions and the role of sleep medicine into their treatments
  • Analyze the shift in healthcare to a value-based model and identify the skills needed to navigate from a rubric of disease management to inter-disciplinary collaboration in order to achieve the quality of care metrics.
  • Determine how telemedicine can be used to expand the reach of pulmonary medicine and reduce hospital readmission.
  • Analyze new modalities and devices for evaluating and managing sleep disordered breathing including High-resolution pulse oximetry, home sleep study and noninvasive ventilation.
  • Assess their individual practices in light of the information and discussions during the course, and identify specific strategies to implement as part of a continuing improvement process for their practices.