Wisconsin Sleep Society Fall 2017 Conference: Focus on Pediatric Sleep & Dental Medicine
The Wisconsin Sleep Society has received numerous requests over the past ten years that we have been in existence for more education on pediatric sleep medicine. Pediatric polysomnography is the diagnostic study of choice to evaluate for obstructive sleep apnea in children, and to evaluate cardiorespiratory function in infants and children with chronic lung disease or neuromuscular disease when indicated. Children are not just small adults when being studied in a sleep lab; they require technicians and physicians skilled in working with children (and their parents) that understand the different scoring methods and are knowledgeable about the physiological parameters that are required. Pediatric patients need smaller and specialized equipment, and due to developmental and physiological differences from adults, have age-adjusted rules for the scoring and interpretation of polysomnograms. The organizations that accredit sleep centers require separate accreditation policies and procedures than adult only facilities. Practitioners need to be skilled in appropriately identifying pediatric patients that are candidates for diagnosis and treatment. As outlined in the references below, there is a serious shortage of pediatric sleep centers and practitioners in the US. This affects the health of nearly a third of all children and infants.
Physicians, NP, APNP, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, Sleep Techs
Several sessions will be provided as outlined below:
Objectives: Pediatric Insomnia
- Discuss the "three P's" conceptualization of insomnia in relation to children
- Outline a strategic approach to behavioral management of pediatric insomnia
- Review general principles of pharmacologic treatment of pediatric insomnia
Objectives: Pediatric Sleep Apnea and Treatment options, including PAP
- Describe treatment options
- Outline the procedure to be followed for each
- Identify guidelines which determine which treatment is appropriate for which patient
Objectives: Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy And Its Role In Dental Health And Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders
- Define Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs)
- Describe the origins/causes of OMDs
- Describe signs and symptoms of OMDs
- Explain how OMDs are detrimental to dental health and SDB
Objectives: Evaluation and Management of Challenging Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea -- Beyond Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
- Review standard outcomes for T&A in pediatric patients with sleep-disordered breathing
- Identify risk factors for persistent (or recurrent) obstructive sleep apnea after T&A
- Discuss various methods for evaluating the upper airway to identify anatomic site(s) of obstruction
- Discuss advanced surgical management options -- indications, techniques, risks, and outcomes
Objectives: Abnormal EEGS in Infants and Children
- Review normal and abnormal EEG
- Identify abnormal EEG
- Discuss the treatment and follow up for these patients
Objectives: NIV in the Pediatric Population
- Describe Non Invasive Ventilation (NIV)
- Identify pediatric patients that would benefit from NIV
- Discuss treatment protocol
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Alex Villareal, MD (Activity Director)
David Kohls, APNP
Marla Van Lanen, RPSGT
Lynn D'Andrea, MD
Terrance Edgar, MD, FAAP, FAENAM
Jennie Herklotz, M.A., CCC-SLP
Tony Kille, MD
Cami Matthews, MD
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose except the following person(s):
Judith Owens, MD, MPH (Conference Speaker)
In accordance with the ACME Standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved.
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 6.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
- 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 6.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.