Comprehensive Management of Insomnia and Sleep Disorders

October 21, 2023 Online Live Workshop

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  • Claim 12 CPD Hours
  • 21st of October 2023
  • 08:30 - 14:00 AEDT
  • Registration closes 20th of October 2023
  • Statement of¬†attendance available to become an Authorised Prescriber

Learning Outcomes

Discern between the various insomnia and sleep disorder presentations in patients, and corresponding neural pathophysiology

Assess the socio-economic and public health impact of insomnia and sleep disorders in the Australian population

Demonstrate the skills, and the knowledge required for a comprehensive assessment for patients suffering from insomnia and sleep disorders

Create a patient-centred treatment plan considering non- pharmacological and pharmacological approaches

Distinguish various indications and contraindications to prescribe medicinal cannabis for patients suffering from insomnia and sleep disorders

Claim 12 CPD Hours

Medihuanna is a CPD approved education provider, and this activity has been approved by the RACGP (Activity ID: 442654). Upon completing this activity, you will be eligible to claim CPD hours. The activity will include the following CPD allocation which will be uploaded to the RACGP dashboard.

Educational Activity: 2 hours

Reviewing Performance: 5 hours

Measuring Outcomes: 5 hours

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Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) can claim CPD credits for this activity in MyCPD.

Our Sponsors

Little Green Pharma
Australian Natural Therapeutics Group

Workshop Description

This Comprehensive Management of Insomnia and Sleep Disorders has been developed and conducted by experienced medical practitioners managing insomnia and sleep disorders. Based on their experience you will receive a comprehensive overview of this common indication, statistics, causes, comorbidities, pathophysiology and current treatments.

Our educators will prepare you to manage more patients by providing an in-depth review of current treatments, identifying the advantages and limitations to ensure each treatment plan is patient centered and designed to give your patients the best therapeutic outcome.

Upon completion of this masterclass, through interactive group activities and practical case studies you will learn how to manage patients better, and gain the knowledge to reduce polypharmacy and provide an integrative approach by incorporating plant-based medicines.

Relevance to General Practice

Approximately one in five Australians are believed to suffer from a major sleep disorder, such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), insomnia, Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), circadian rhythm disorders, and central disorders of hypersomnolence.

Poor sleep has been linked to a higher risk of several chronic conditions, including hypertension, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and mental health issues. Furthermore, poor sleep is associated with risk factors such as obesity, smoking, low physical activity, excessive consumption of fast food, and alcohol. The impact of sleep disorders extends beyond health and well-being, as they also increase the risk of accidents in the workplace and on the roads.

According to a 2017 report by Deloitte, inadequate sleep was responsible for over 3,000 deaths in Australia in 2016-17. The financial toll of sleep disorders on the economy is substantial, with a 2021 report by Deloitte estimating a combined direct and indirect cost of $51 billion in 2019-20.

An integrative approach to patient management is crucial, and healthcare practitioners should have a comprehensive understanding of conventional and plant-based treatments, along with their benefits and limitations. A holistic and patient-centered approach, in which individualized treatment plans are provided, is necessary for optimal therapeutic outcomes.

Session Plan

This online activity is conducted live through our platform that comes with 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of interactive exercises, case studies and clinical applications. The remaining 8 hour module will be completed self-paced after the live component has concluded. For more information please download the program outline.

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Workshop details

Claim CPD Hours

21st of October 2023

08:30 - 14:00 AEDT

Registration closes 20th of October 2023

CPD allocation with reporting to your CPD home available

Statement of Attendance available to become an Authorised Prescriber

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