Nursing: Common Pediatric Sleep Issues and Disorders

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About Course #N1837

Release Date: February 26, 2018

Expiration Date: February 28, 2021

Sleep difficulties can occur in up to 50% of all children in the Unites States. Yet only 5% of children in a national chart review received a treatment recommendation for a sleep disorder and children with a sleep disorder had significantly more sick visits/calls than those who did not have a sleep problem. Sleep disturbances and issues have been shown to be correlated with obesity, behavioral problems in school and other somatic issues. This course will provide the essential pathophysiology, symptoms, diagnostic procedures and treatment modalities for common sleep disorders which effect the pediatric population. It is geared toward all nurses regardless of level of education and/or practice.

About the Author(s)

Margaret-Ann Carno, PhD, MBA, MJ, CPNP, D,ABSM, FAAN, is a professor of clinical nursing and pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Nursing and a nurse practitioner at the Pediatrics Sleep Medicine Services - Golisano Children's Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, in Rochester, New York. Dr. Carno is one of only a few PhD-prepared nurses to be boarded by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. She has been trained in sleep medicine across the life span and has lectured nationally on sleep issues both in pediatrics and across the life span. She has served on committees for the American Association of Sleep Medicine and the American Thoracic Society.

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools' policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.

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