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Course Description

Sleep disorders affect over 70 million Americans and cost the U.S. economy nearly $150 billion annually in lost productivity and preventable accidents. At the 1st Cleveland Clinic Nursing Sleep Symposium, we are fighting back.

Frequently undiagnosed or untreated, chronic sleep disturbances are associated with a host of adverse health and psychosocial outcomes. The goals of this symposium are to increase awareness of common sleep disorders and their treatments and discuss opportunities for advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, nurses and medical assistants to participate in the management of sleep disorders and innovate team-based sleep care delivery models.

The program will highlight prevalent disorders including obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia that have broad implications on population health and lend themselves to team-based care. The stimulating agenda will provide a comprehensive update of sleep disorders including focused breakout sessions on novel therapeutic interventions presented by multidisciplinary teams. The role of nursing in sleep medicine care delivery and the impact of shift work and chronic sleep loss on healthcare providers will be emphasized.

We invite you to join us for what promises to be an innovative and informative program.

Target Audience

This course is intended for advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants and other care providers in general medicine and specialty areas caring for patients with sleep complaints and comorbidities associated with common sleep disorders.


At the completion of the sleep symposium, you’ll be better equipped to spot common sleep disorders, discuss evidence-based treatment modalities and contribute to improved population health through better care delivery. You’ll also be able to:

  • Review the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of common sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia and shift work disorder.
  • Identify practical management strategies for obstructive sleep apnea including regulatory aspects of positive airway pressure therapy, adherence optimization and the role of alternative treatments including oral appliances and neurostimulation.
  • Demonstrate team-based care delivery models emphasizing the role of nursing in screening, treatment adherence and patient and process outcomes for sleep apnea and insomnia population health.
  • Discuss the implications of chronic sleep loss on the health and wellness of medical professionals and the implementation of effective countermeasures.

Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center

Established in 1978, Cleveland Clinic’s Sleep Disorders Center was among the first in the nation dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders in people of all ages. Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Cleveland Clinic’s Sleep Disorders Center is staffed by physicians specializing in sleep disorders from a variety of disciplines, including pediatrics, internal medicine, family medicine, neurology, pulmonary and critical care medicine, psychology, psychiatry, otolaryngology and family medicine. More than 15,000 sleep studies are performed each year.