Pediatric Polysomnography

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Program Description

This course is targeted towards experienced sleep practitioners seeking a more advanced but still practical approach to polysomnography in infants, children and adolescents. Highlights include improving practices and lab environment to accommodate children with special needs (including autism), updates on PAP masks for pediatric populations including mask fitting anddesensitization, and updates in positive airway pressure (PAP) titration. Further skills in polysomnography and multiple sleep latency testing and interpretation will be promoted by experts in the field.

Overall Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this conference attendees should be able to:

  • Identify ways to improve the sleep lab experience and safety for children and families
  • Manage special needs children in your sleep lab
  • Select PAP masks that work best for children (infants to obese teens; craniofacial disorders) and list tips for mask fitting in childrenand principles of mask desensitization
  • Describe PAP treatment and home monitoring options for OSA and other forms of sleep disordered breathing including: auto-titration devices, bi-level pressure support, adherence monitoring and advanced diagnostics
  • Identify limitations and practical approaches to MSLT protocols for children and the unique diagnostic features of sleep physiologyof patients with narcolepsy that can be identified on polysomnography and multiple sleep latency tests
  • Recognize normal respiratory and non-respiratory features, variants, artifacts and PSG patterns of sleep and breathing inchildhood

Target Audience

Intermediate to advanced sleep medicine specialists, fellows, psychologists, physicians, psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners,polysomnography technicians and technologists, respiratory therapists. Instructional level: intermediate

Schedule - Thursday, November 2, 2017
12:00–12:55 pm Registration and Lunches
12:55–1:00 Welcome, Overview, and Logistics
Co-Chairs: Kiran Maski, MD and Carol L. Rosen, MD 
1:00–1:45 Accommodating Children and Families in the Sleep Lab
Patrick Sorenson, MA, RPGST
1:45–2:30 Special Needs Children in the Sleep Lab
Jennifer A. Accardo, MD, MSCE
2:30–2:45 Break
2:45–3:30 Best Masks and Mask Fitting in Children
Michael Gunnuscio, RPSGT
3:30–4:15 PAP and NIPPV: From Acquisition to Adherence Monitoring
Narong Simakajornboon, MD
4:15–4:30 Break
PSG/MSLT Testing for Children with Central Hypersomnias
Kiran Maski, MD
5:15–6:00 pm Fun With Sleep Fragments
Carol L. Rosen, MD