Sleep Apnea & Screening: Unpacking the Complexity for Dental/Airway Health Providers

Empowering the Provider Patient Collaborative with

David McCarty, MD, FAASM

Sleep Apnea & Screening: Unpacking the Complexity for Dental/Airway Health Providers

Empowering the Provider Patient Collaborative with David McCarty, MD, FAASM

Date

February 23rd, 2024

Tuition

$999

Sleep Apnea & Screening: Unpacking the Complexity
for Dental/Airway Health Providers

Empowering the Provider-Patient Collaborative with Dr. David McCarty

Course Overview

“Sleep Apnea” is an increasingly common chairside dental conversation. It's undeniable that the dental office is often the first place where the oropharyngeal airway is critically appraised! In 2017, the American Dental Association recognized the foundational importance of the dental office in identifying and triaging Sleep Apnea, recommending a comprehensive evaluation of airway anatomy and function in a primary dental setting.

However, Sleep Apnea is COMPLEX and overlaps with many other non-airway sources of sleep disruption. It is estimated to affect a billion individuals worldwide, yet only one in five cases has been detected.

What language should we use to unpack this complexity with our patients, so we can better empathize with the intricacies of their journey and collaborate more effectively on their quest to find solutions? How should we frame this complexity for our patients, so they're ready for a treatment journey that may cross over into other areas of consideration?

Join Dr. Dave McCarty on a captivating journey to the Isle of Sleep Apnea, where you will unravel the intricate complexity behind this diagnostic label. Utilizing language and images from the Empowered Sleep Apnea project, this course will empower you to understand and navigate the world of Sleep Apnea. Get ready for an enchanting experience!

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore language to unpack the complexity Sleep Apnea’s severity metrics: AHI, RDI, REI, the many definitions of hypopnea, obstructive vs central sleep apnea.

  • Recognize the nuanced language that goes into the discussion of individual risk associated with Sleep Apnea and know how to collaboratively apply this language with your patients.

  • Comprehend the complexity of the underlying pathophysiology of Sleep Apnea, by breaking apart the “many moving parts” of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea and seeing how they relate to one another.

  • Implement a patient-centered approach to understand and clarify a patient's sleep-wake complaints by establishing their narrative.

  • Comprehend and critically evaluate the many different testing options for the diagnosis of Sleep Apnea,

  • Comprehend and critically evaluate the many different options available for the treatment of Sleep Apnea, including a discussion of emerging options, like INSPIRE and EXCITE.

  • Comprehend and clinically integrate basic science concepts of the regulation of sleep-wake signaling (an introduction to the Two Process Model). This objective will include a practical working knowledge of the complexity sensemaking tool: The Circadian Rhythmo-Wheel.

  • Identify and triage common complications of therapy, including positive airway pressure toxicity, Willis Ekbom Disease (“restless legs syndrome”) and treatment emergent central sleep apnea.

  • Explore language to unpack the complexity Sleep Apnea’s severity metrics: AHI, RDI, REI, the many definitions of hypopnea, obstructive vs central sleep apnea.

  • Recognize the nuanced language that goes into the discussion of individual risk associated with Sleep Apnea and know how to collaboratively apply this language with your patients.

  • Comprehend the complexity of the underlying pathophysiology of Sleep Apnea, by breaking apart the “many moving parts” of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea and seeing how they relate to one another.

  • Implement a patient-centered approach to understand and clarify a patient's sleep-wake complaints by establishing their narrative.

  • Comprehend and critically evaluate the many different testing options for the diagnosis of Sleep Apnea,

  • Comprehend and critically evaluate the many different options available for the treatment of Sleep Apnea, including a discussion of emerging options, like INSPIRE and EXCITE.

  • Comprehend and clinically integrate basic science concepts of the regulation of sleep-wake signaling (an introduction to the Two Process Model). This objective will include a practical working knowledge of the complexity sensemaking tool: The Circadian Rhythmo-Wheel.

  • Identify and triage common complications of therapy, including positive airway pressure toxicity, Willis Ekbom Disease (“restless legs syndrome”) and treatment emergent central sleep apnea.

  • Apply the patient-centered collaborative complexity sensemaking tool, the "Five Finger Approach," to unpack nonspecific sleep-wake complaints.

  • Deploy strategies of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi), such as proactive wind-down time, sleep restriction therapy, stimulus control therapy, and chronotherapy.

  • Explore language to unpack the complexity Sleep Apnea’s severity metrics: AHI, RDI, REI, the many definitions of hypopnea, obstructive vs central sleep apnea.

  • Recognize the nuanced language that goes into the discussion of individual risk associated with Sleep Apnea and know how to collaboratively apply this language with your patients.

  • Comprehend the complexity of the underlying pathophysiology of Sleep Apnea, by breaking apart the “many moving parts” of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea and seeing how they relate to one another.

  • Implement a patient-centered approach to understand and clarify a patient's sleep-wake complaints by establishing their narrative.

  • Comprehend and critically evaluate the many different testing options for the diagnosis of Sleep Apnea,

  • Comprehend and critically evaluate the many different options available for the treatment of Sleep Apnea, including a discussion of emerging options, like INSPIRE and EXCITE.

  • Comprehend and clinically integrate basic science concepts of the regulation of sleep-wake signaling (an introduction to the Two Process Model). This objective will include a practical working knowledge of the complexity sensemaking tool: The Circadian Rhythmo-Wheel.

  • Identify and triage common complications of therapy, including positive airway pressure toxicity, Willis Ekbom Disease (“restless legs syndrome”) and treatment emergent central sleep apnea.

  • Apply the patient-centered collaborative complexity sensemaking tool, the "Five Finger Approach," to unpack nonspecific sleep-wake complaints.

  • Deploy strategies of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi), such as proactive wind-down time, sleep restriction therapy, stimulus control therapy, and chronotherapy.

Embark on this magical expedition to expand your knowledge and enhance your clinical skills in understanding and addressing Sleep Apnea.

Date & Time

Date: Friday, February 23rd, 2024

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM EST

(High speed internet connection required)

Tuition Includes

  • (7) Live CE Hours

  • PDF course handouts

Research article library

Bonus

First 20 to sign up will receive a copy of Dr. McCarty's book, Empowered Sleep Apnea.

Date & Time

Date: Friday, February 23rd, 2024

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM EST

(High speed internet connection required)

Tuition Includes

  • (7) Self-Instructed CE Hours

  • PDF course handouts

  • Research article library

Bonus

First 20 to sign up will receive a copy of Dr. McCarty's book, Empowered Sleep Apnea.

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David McCarty, MD FAASM

Dr. Dave McCarty is a board-certified specialist in Sleep Medicine and a pioneer in the practice of patient-centered care for those who suffer from sleep disorders. An award-winning educator, he is passionate about empowering individuals with knowledge that restores confidence and personal agency, as each patient navigates the landscape of disease and wellness, within an increasingly fragmented healthcare system.

He is the co-creator of Empowered Sleep Apnea (more info at www.EmpoweredSleepApnea.com), an innovative cross-platform educational project combining storytelling, cartooning, scientific rigor, and quite a bit of fun, all in the name of helping individuals (and providers) navigate the fascinating but complex disorder known as “Sleep Apnea.”

In 2023, the project comprises a website, a book (Empowered Sleep Apnea: A Handbook for Patients and the People Who Care About Them, co-authored with Ellen Stothard, PhD), a blog (Dave’s Notes) and a podcast (Empowered Sleep Apnea: THE PODCAST).

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be offered. Attendee may attend a future virtual or live event if unable to attend the scheduled event.

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Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be offered. Attendee may attend a future virtual or live event if unable to attend the scheduled event.

If the live event needs to be cancelled due to Covid or unforeseen events, AHS will run the Advanced Mini-Residency virtually. AHS will refund the live tuition difference.

Sleep Apnea & Screening: Unpacking the Complexity

for Dental/Airway Health Providers
Empowering the Provider-Patient Collaborative with Dr. David McCarty

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