Explore the June/July 2023 Edition

Learn about advances in sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment in children with Down syndrome, how HSTs could bridge the diagnosis gap for underserved communities, whether oral appliances improve cardiovascular outcomes in sleep apnea, how to navigate the narcolepsy drug landscape, and more.

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CSTE Exam Preparation Articles

For thorough test preparation, please review these essential articles. They cover key topics and concepts that will be evaluated.

Improving Care for Children with Down Syndrome and Sleep Apnea*

Learning Objectives: Explain the importance of early diagnosis of OSA in people with Down syndrome, discussing the limitations of current diagnostic methods and the promise of home sleep tests; list the treatment options for OSA in children with Down syndrome, highlighting the recent FDA approval of a new treatment and the need for personalized, patient-centric approaches.

How Home Sleep Tests Could Bridge the Diagnosis Gap for Underserved Communities

Learning Objectives: Explore the advancements in home sleep test technologies and their role in improving accessibility and diagnosis rates among underserved populations; recognize the importance of collaboration between primary care providers and sleep medicine specialists in increasing screening, testing, and treatment of sleep disorders within underserved communities.

Can Oral Appliances Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes in Sleep Apnea?

Learning Objectives: Explore the effectiveness of oral appliances in reducing the severity of OSA episodes and their potential influence on cardiovascular health; recognize the need for further research in assessing oral appliance therapy’s long-term impact on cardiovascular outcomes in OSA patients.

Pediatric Insomnia Treatment Is Shifting

Learning Objectives: Understand the shift towards behavioral sleep medicine in treating pediatric insomnia, highlighting the importance of environmental modifications, sleep hygiene, and cognitive-behavioral approaches; recognize the challenges and limitations in the current treatment landscape, including the lack of FDA-approved medications and the need for increased access to behavioral sleep medicine.

How to Navigate the Narcolepsy Pharmacotherapy Landscape*

Learning Objectives: Understand the variety and mechanisms of narcolepsy drugs available; explore the considerations for choosing appropriate medication for narcolepsy patients.

Terms for CSTE Qualification

The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) designates this educational activity–Sleep Review’s 2023 Digital Edition series—for a maximum of 3.5 Continuing Sleep Technology Education (CSTE) credits. Individuals should claim only those credits that he/she actually earned in the educational activity.  June/July 2023 Edition is worth 0.5 credits on its own; certificates will be issued every other week on Fridays to allow time for completion of the entire series, if desired.

To be awarded Continuing Sleep Technology Education (CSTE) credit, BRPT-credential holders must read the digital edition of Sleep Review and score 80% or higher on the post-test. The participant may re-take the post-test up to 3 times. If unable to achieve a passing score, credit cannot be issued.

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* Conflict of Interest: Articles are written by employees of Sleep Review, which accepts sleep marketer advertising