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Sleep Disorders Part I: Children and Adolescents

Sleep Disorders Part I: Children and Adolescents

Course author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Contact Hours: 8.5
Price: $25.42
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Price includes all materials and certificate of completion.

Target audience:
   Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses,
   Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical Assistants

Format: Homestudy
This course expires on: 7/14/2017
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Course Description
The current research and developments in sleep medicine highlight a need for nurses to be educated and updated on the importance of screening for childhood/adolescent sleep disorders – to support early intervention and to avoid poor health outcomes. This course is designed to provide nurses and health team associates with knowledge about sleep disorders, health outcomes and treatments in children and adolescents.

Course Outline
  1. Introduction
    1. Normal sleep patterns
      1. NREM Sleep
      2. REM Sleep
  2. Circadian Rhythm And Sleep Hormones
    1. Melatonin
    2. Cortisol
    3. Sleep recommendations
  3. Types Of Sleep Disorders
    1. Bedwetting
    2. Sleep-onset anxiety
    3. Sleep apnea
      1. Central sleep apnea
      2. Mixed apnea
      3. Obstructive sleep apnea
    4. Delayed sleep phase disorder
    5. Sleepwalking / sleep talking
    6. Night terrors
    7. Confusional arousals
    8. REM behavior disorder
    9. Sleep paralysis
    10. Nightmares
  4. Symptoms Of Sleep Deprivation
  5. Impact On Families
  6. Treatments
    1. Behavior modification
    2. CPAP
    3. Allergy treatment
    4. Orthodontics
    5. ENT surgical treatment
  7. Summary
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NurseCe4Less is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (ANCC)


The author, planning committee, and reviewers have no financial or other conflicts of interest related to this course. There is no sponsorship or commercial support used for this course.

There is no "off label" usage of drugs or products discussed in this course.

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