The Albert Einstein College of Medicine certifies that this continuing medical education program meets the criteria for 140 credit hours in Category 1 of the Physician’s Award of the American Medical Association. To receive your CME certificate send the completed CME form and the evaluation form, along with a $10 processing fee and $5 per credit requested (e.g., 2 credits = $20, 10 credits = $60)

(This activity has been approved for AMA PRA category 1 Credit. Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 140 AMA PRA category 1 credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the accreditation council for continuing medical education (ACCME) through joint sponsorship of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Sleep Multimedia. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.)  

CME Instructions and Disclosures

Provided by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in joint providership with Sleep Multimedia Inc. A CME Enduring Material on USB Flash Drive 

Title: SleepMultiMedia v 11.0: The Computerized Textbook of Sleep Medicine.

Original Release Date: January 1st, 2019     Expiration Date: December 31, 2020

Audience: This course is designed for physicians and other health care professionals interested in learning about the physiology, pathophysiology and treatment of sleep and sleep disorders. 

Statement of Need: Sleep disorders affect up to 33% of the population, yet only 6% of people with insomnia see a physician for treatment. Sleep disorders are recognized to be associated with impaired daytime functioning, including daytime sleepiness that predisposes the individual to home, industrial or motor vehicle accidents, an increased risk of psychiatric disorders and, in case of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, cardiovascular disorders. Most sleep disorders are currently unrecognized, underdiagnosed and undertreated. Health care workers are in need of understanding the physiology of sleep and the clinical features, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

Basic Sleep Medicine Course  (Total  48 CME credits):

Physiology: 2 (20 Questions = 1 page), Insomnia: 10, Obstructive Sleep Apnea: 18, Narcolepsy: 10, Parasomnias: 8.

Educational Objectives: By participating in this enduring material (DVD) you will be able to: 1)  Describe the basic physiology of sleep. 2) Understand the clinical features, pathophysiology and diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy and parasomnias. 3) Evaluate the therapeutic options for the effective treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy and parasomnias.

Intermediate Sleep Medicine Course (Total  37 CME credits):

Pediatrics: 12, Restless Legs Syndrome:7, Hypersomnias: 4, Aging and Sleep: 6, Neurology and Sleep: 8.

Educational Objectives: By participating in this enduring material (CD) you will be able to: 1) Describe the basic physiology of sleep in children. 2) Understand the clinical features, pathophysiology and diagnosis of pediatric sleep disorders, restless legs syndrome, hypersomnias, and sleep disorders in the aged. 3) Evaluate the therapeutic options for the effective treatment of pediatric sleep disorders, restless legs syndrome, hypersomnias, and sleep disorders in the aged.

Advanced Sleep Medicine Course (Total  55 CME credits):

Neurophysiology:  6, Polysomnography: 4, Chronophysiology: 10, Scoring Manual: 6, Women and Sleep: 5, Epilepsy and Sleep: 4, Sleep Deprivation: 8, Respiratory Physiology: 3, OroFacial Management: 4, Procedure Manual 5.

Educational Objectives: By participating in this enduring material (USB Flash Drive)) you will be able to: 1) Describe the neurophysiology of sleep, respiratory physiology of sleep, chronophysiology, orofacial management, and sleep stage scoring. 2) Understand the clinical features, pathophysiology and diagnosis of epilepsy and sleep, sleep deprivation, and sleep disorders in women. 3) Evaluate the therapeutic options for the effective treatment of epilepsy and sleep, neurological disorders and sleep, sleep deprivation, and sleep disorders in women.

This activity has been produced under the direction of Michael J. Thorpy MD, Clinical Professor of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Faculty Disclosure: Consultant and Research Grants: Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Speakers Bureau: Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Merck, Inc.

Peer Review: This activity has been peer-reviewed and approved by Dr. David M. Kaufman, MD Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, (Content Validation), and Victor B. Hatcher , Ph.D. (CME Validation), both have no conflicts of interest.

Faculty and Disclosure:

Thorpy, Michael J., MD

Director, Sleep-Wake Disorders Center
Montefiore Medical Center, Professor of Neurology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine , Bronx, NY  USA

Consultant: Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc., Balance Therapeutics, and Harmony Biosciences 

Research Grants : Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc., Balance Therapeutics, and Harmony Biosciences 

Speakers Bureau: Merck, Inc. 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CCME has no conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Accreditation Statement: 

a) Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 140 AMA Physician's Recognition Award Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Each physician should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

b)   This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Sleep Multimedia Inc. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

c) Estimated time to complete the activity: 180 hours.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (provider).  Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.


Post Test Form is included in the SleepMultiMedia Package. Evaluation Form is included in the SleepMultiMedia package. For Technical Support contact Sleep Multimedia Inc. by email at  smm@sleepmultimedia.com or phone; 914-722-9291.

CME Credits: CME credit can be earned by reading the text material, completing the questions after each page, and forwarding the completed report form. Credit will be awarded upon attainment of a score of 100% or better correct answers. One credit is awarded for each 10 questions answered. CME sections have between 20 and 160 questions, that is, from 2 to 18 credits of CME questions per chapter. CME Credits (Total 180; all three courses) are available as follows:

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE REPORT FORM:

      1. Before answering the questions initialize the report form by clicking on the "New CME Report Form" item in the CME menubar. Complete the name and address section and click OK.

      2. Check the "Questions" item in the menubar to see the questions. (Uncheck this item if you do not want to see the questions.) Answer the questions found throughout the chapter.

      3. Click on the "Print CME Report Form"  item in the CME menu. A form with your responses will be printed automatically. 

      4. Print and fill out the CME evaluation form.

 

      70% or more of the Post Test questions have to be correct to receive credit.   To receive your CME certificate send the completed posttest(s) and the EVALUATION form, along a $10 processing fee and $5 per credit requested (e.g., 2 credits = $20, 10 credits = $60) to:

CCME, Montefiore Medical Center, 3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467.

Tel:  718 - 920 - 6674   Ext. 223,Fax: 718 - 798 - 2336

E-mail: amartine@montefiore.org

Sponsored by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center in joint sponsorship with Sleep Multimedia Inc. A CME Enduring Material on USB Flash Drive

Title: SleepMultiMedia v 10.5: The Computerized Textbook of Sleep Medicine. 

Original Release Date: November 1st, 2017     Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

Audience: This course is designed for physicians and other health care professionals interested in learning about the physiology, pathophysiology and treatment of sleep and sleep disorders.

Statement of Need: Sleep disorders affect up to 33% of the population, yet only 6% of people with insomnia see a physician for treatment. Sleep disorders are recognized to be associated with impaired daytime functioning, including daytime sleepiness that predisposes the individual to home, industrial or motor vehicle accidents, an increased risk of psychiatric disorders and, in case of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, cardiovascular disorders. Most sleep disorders are currently unrecognized, underdiagnosed and undertreated. Health care workers are in need of understanding the physiology of sleep and the clinical features, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. 

Basic Sleep Medicine Course  (Total  48 CME credits):

Physiology: 2 (20 Questions = 1 page), Insomnia: 10, Obstructive Sleep Apnea: 18, Narcolepsy: 10, Parasomnias: 8.

Educational Objectives: By participating in this enduring material (DVD) you will be able to: 1)  Describe the basic physiology of sleep. 2) Understand the clinical features, pathophysiology and diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy and parasomnias. 3) Evaluate the therapeutic options for the effective treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy and parasomnias.

Intermediate Sleep Medicine Course (Total  37 CME credits):

Pediatrics: 12, Restless Legs Syndrome:7, Hypersomnias: 4, Aging and Sleep: 6, Neurology and Sleep: 8.

Educational Objectives: By participating in this enduring material (CD) you will be able to: 1) Describe the basic physiology of sleep in children. 2) Understand the clinical features, pathophysiology and diagnosis of pediatric sleep disorders, restless legs syndrome, hypersomnias, and sleep disorders in the aged. 3) Evaluate the therapeutic options for the effective treatment of pediatric sleep disorders, restless legs syndrome, hypersomnias, and sleep disorders in the aged.

Advanced Sleep Medicine Course (Total  55 CME credits):

Neurophysiology:  6, Polysomnography: 4, Chronophysiology: 10, Scoring Manual: 6, Women and Sleep: 5, Epilepsy and Sleep: 4, Sleep Deprivation: 8, Respiratory Physiology: 3, OroFacial Management: 4, Procedure Manual 5.

Educational Objectives: By participating in this enduring material (DVD) you will be able to: 1) Describe the neurophysiology of sleep, respiratory physiology of sleep, chronophysiology, orofacial management, and sleep stage scoring. 2) Understand the clinical features, pathophysiology and diagnosis of epilepsy and sleep, sleep deprivation, and sleep disorders in women. 3) Evaluate the therapeutic options for the effective treatment of epilepsy and sleep, neurological disorders and sleep, sleep deprivation, and sleep disorders in women. 

This activity has been produced under the direction of Michael J. Thorpy MD, Clinical Professor of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Faculty Disclosure: Consultant and Research Grants: Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Speakers Bureau: Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Merck, Inc. 

Peer Review: This activity has been peer-reviewed and approved by Dr. David M. Kaufman, MD Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of medicine, Bronx, NY.

Faculty and Disclosure:

Thorpy, Michael J., MD

Director, Sleep-Wake Disorders Center
Montefiore Medical Center, Professor of Neurology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine , Bronx, NY  USA

Consultant and Research Grants: Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Speakers Bureau: Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Merck, Inc. 

 Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CCME has no conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Accreditation Statement: 

a) Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 140 AMA Physician's Recognition Award Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Each physician should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

b) This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint sponsorship of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Sleep Multimedia Inc. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

c) Estimated time to complete the activity: 140 hours.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (sponsor).  Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.


Post Test Form is included in the SleepMultiMedia Package. Evaluation Form is included in the SleepMultiMedia package. For Technical Support contact Sleep Multimedia Inc. by email at  smm@sleepmultimedia.com or phone; 914-722-9291.

CME Credits: CME credit can be earned by reading the text material, completing the questions after each page, and forwarding the completed report form. Credit will be awarded upon attainment of a score of 100% or better correct answers. One credit is awarded for each 10 questions answered. CME sections have between 20 and 160 questions, that is, from 2 to 16 credits of CME questions per chapter. CME Credits (Total 140; all three courses) are available as follows:

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE REPORT FORM:

      1. Before answering the questions initialize the report form by clicking on the "New CME Report Form" item in the CME menubar. Complete the name and address section and click OK.

      2. Check the "Questions" item in the menubar to see the questions. (Uncheck this item if you do not want to see the questions.) Answer the questions found throughout the chapter.

      3. Click on the "Print CME Report Form"  item in the CME menu. A form with your responses will be printed automatically. 

      4. Print and fill out the CME evaluation form.

 

      70% or more of the Post Test questions have to be correct to receive credit.   To receive your CME certificate send the completed posttest(s) and the EVALUATION form, along a $10 processing fee and $5 per credit requested (e.g., 2 credits = $20, 10 credits = $60) to:

CCME, Montefiore Medical Center, 3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467.

Tel:  718 - 920 - 6674   Ext. 223,Fax: 718 - 798 - 2336

E-mail: amartine@montefiore.org

Sponsored by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center in joint sponsorship with Sleep Multimedia Inc. A CME Enduring Material on DVD/USB Flash Drive

Title: SleepMultiMedia v 10.0: The Computerized Textbook of Sleep Medicine.

Original Release Date: December 16, 2016     Expiration Date: December 31, 2018

Audience: This course is designed for physicians and other health care professionals interested in learning about the physiology, pathophysiology and treatment of sleep and sleep disorders.

Statement of Need: Sleep disorders affect up to 33% of the population, yet only 6% of people with insomnia see a physician for treatment. Sleep disorders are recognized to be associated with impaired daytime functioning, including daytime sleepiness that predisposes the individual to home, industrial or motor vehicle accidents, an increased risk of psychiatric disorders and, in case of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, cardiovascular disorders. Most sleep disorders are currently unrecognized, underdiagnosed and undertreated. Health care workers are in need of understanding the physiology of sleep and the clinical features, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.

Basic Sleep Medicine Course  (Total  48 CME credits):

Physiology: 2 (20 Questions = 1 page), Insomnia: 10, Obstructive Sleep Apnea: 18, Narcolepsy: 10, Parasomnias: 8.

Educational Objectives: By participating in this enduring material (DVD) you will be able to: 1)  Describe the basic physiology of sleep. 2) Understand the clinical features, pathophysiology and diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy and parasomnias. 3) Evaluate the therapeutic options for the effective treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy and parasomnias.

Intermediate Sleep Medicine Course (Total  37 CME credits):

Pediatrics: 12, Restless Legs Syndrome:7, Hypersomnias: 4, Aging and Sleep: 6, Neurology and Sleep: 8.

Educational Objectives: By participating in this enduring material (CD) you will be able to: 1) Describe the basic physiology of sleep in children. 2) Understand the clinical features, pathophysiology and diagnosis of pediatric sleep disorders, restless legs syndrome, hypersomnias, and sleep disorders in the aged. 3) Evaluate the therapeutic options for the effective treatment of pediatric sleep disorders, restless legs syndrome, hypersomnias, and sleep disorders in the aged.

Advanced Sleep Medicine Course (Total  55 CME credits):

Neurophysiology:  6, Polysomnography: 4, Chronophysiology: 10, Scoring Manual: 6, Women and Sleep: 5, Epilepsy and Sleep: 4, Sleep Deprivation: 8, Respiratory Physiology: 3, OroFacial Management: 4, Procedure Manual 5.

Educational Objectives: By participating in this enduring material (DVD) you will be able to: 1) Describe the neurophysiology of sleep, respiratory physiology of sleep, chronophysiology, orofacial management, and sleep stage scoring. 2) Understand the clinical features, pathophysiology and diagnosis of epilepsy and sleep, sleep deprivation, and sleep disorders in women. 3) Evaluate the therapeutic options for the effective treatment of epilepsy and sleep, neurological disorders and sleep, sleep deprivation, and sleep disorders in women. 

This activity has been produced under the direction of Michael J. Thorpy MD, Clinical Professor of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Faculty Disclosure: He has served on Advisory Boards and/or the Speakers Bureau for;  Teva., and Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Peer Review: This activity has been peer-reviewed and approved by Dr. David M. Kaufman, MD Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of medicine, Bronx, NY. 

Faculty and Disclosure:

Thorpy, Michael J., MD

Director, Sleep-Wake Disorders Center
Montefiore Medical Center , Professor of Neurology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine , Bronx, NY  USA

Consultant and Speakers Bureau: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Vanda Pharmaceuticals

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CCME has no conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity. 

Accreditation Statement: 

a) Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 140 AMA Physician's Recognition Award Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Each physician should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

b) This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through joint sponsorship of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Sleep Multimedia Inc. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

c) Estimated time to complete the activity: 140 hours. 

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (sponsor).  Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

 

Post Test Form is included in the SleepMultiMedia Package. Evaluation Form is included in the SleepMultimedia package. For Technical Support contact Sleep Multimedia Inc. by email at  smm@sleepmultimedia.com or phone; 914-722-9291.

 

CME Credits: CME credit can be earned by reading the text material, completing the questions after each page, and forwarding the completed report form. Credit will be awarded upon attainment of a score of 100% or better correct answers. One credit is awarded for each 10 questions answered. CME sections have between 20 and 160 questions, that is, from 2 to 16 credits of CME questions per chapter. CME Credits (Total 140; all three courses) are available as follows:

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE REPORT FORM:

      1. Before answering the questions initialize the report form by clicking on the "New CME Report Form" item in the CME menubar. Complete the name and address section and click OK.

      2. Check the "Questions" item in the menubar to see the questions. (Uncheck this item if you do not want to see the questions.) Answer the questions found throughout the chapter.

      3. Click on the "Print CME Report Form"  item in the CME menu. A form with your responses will be printed automatically. 

      4. Print and fill out the CME evaluation form.

 

      70% or more of the Post Test questions have to be correct to receive credit.   To receive your CME certificate send the completed posttest(s) and the EVALUATION form, along a $10 processing fee and $5 per credit requested (e.g., 2 credits = $20, 10 credits = $60) to: 

CCME, Montefiore Medical Center, 3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467.

Tel:  718 - 920 - 6674   Ext. 223,Fax: 718 - 798 - 2336

E-mail: amartine@montefiore.org

CPSGT: Eligibility

The CPSGT exam is geared toward individuals who are new to polysomnography and have limited clinical experience, or are not ready to take the RPSGT exam. Specific CPSGT Eligibility Pathway Requirements CPSGT Pathway 1: Clinical Experience  Candidates for Pathway 1 must: Complete: 
  • 1. Complete a STAR-designated Self-Study education program within a 3-year period prior to the exam.
  • 2. A minimum of 3 months clinical experience in polysomnography, with a cumulative total of 416 hours (0.8 FTE) or more of clinical time prior to the exam.
  • 3. Complete clinical experience within a 3-year period prior to the exam.
Submit:
  • 1.  Provide proof of completion of the required STAR education.
  • 2. Documentation of secondary education. Proof can include high school or college unofficial transcript, official transcript or copy of the diploma.
  • 3. Documentation of current BCLS certification or equivalency
  • 4. Verification of Experience section on application must be completed
CPSGT Pathway 3: Focused Training Candidates for Pathway 3 must:  Complete:
  • · Both a STAR-designated Self-Study education program AND a STAR-designated Focused 2 program, OR a STAR-Designated Focused education program within a 3-year period prior to the exam.
Submit:
  • · Proof of completion of the required STAR program(s).
  • · Documentation of secondary education. Proof can include high school or college unofficial transcript, official transcript or copy of the diploma.
  • · Documentation of current BCLS certification or equivalency
Please Note: Active CPSGTs and RPSGTs may not take the examination.  CPSGTs and RPSGTs who apply to take the examination violate the BRPT Standards of Conduct and are subject to professional disciplinary review. Once the RPSGT credential is awarded, the CPSGT becomes inactive and may no longer be used as a credential.  An individual may not use both the CPSGT and RPSGT credentials simultaneously.

SleepMultiMedia is a BRPT approved STAR Program

 

Specific RPSGT Eligibility Pathway Requirements

 

RPSGT Pathway 1: Clinical Experience Candidates Pathway 1 must complete: 

1. A STAR-designated Self-Study education program within a 3-year period prior to the exam.

2. A minimum of 1,638 hours of clinical experience that includes on-site polysomnography duties performed as direct patient recording and/or scoring.

3. Clinical experience within a 3-year period prior to the exam.

 

RPSGT Pathway 4: Focused Training Candidates for Pathway 4 must complete:

1. A minimum of 819 hours of clinical experience that includes on-site polysomnography duties performed as direct patient recording and/or scoring.

2. A STAR-designated Focused education program OR both a STAR-designated Self-Study education program AND a STAR-designated focused 2 program, within a 3-year period prior to the exam.

3. Clinical experience within a 3-year period prior to the exam.

 

SleepMultiMedia is a STAR - Designated Self-Study education program. STAR code SS004

 

BRPT requirements from SleepMultiMedia

SleepMultiMedia is a comprehensive training course that you can order online. The program covers many topics, but not all of them are needed to fulfill our requirement for A-STEP Equivalency.

 

What Courses do I need to take?

The programs you need to complete are listed below.

 

● Polysomnography - 4 CME credits

● Sleep Scoring Manual - 6 CME credit

● Obstructive Sleep Apnea - 18 CME credits 

● Narcolepsy - 10 CME credits

● Hypersomnias - 4 CME credits

● Restless Legs Syndrome - 7 CME credits 

● Pediatrics - 12 CME credits

● Insomnia - 10 CME credits

● Sleep Deprivation - 8 CME credits

● Sleep Center Policy & Procedure Manual - 5 CME credits 

● Additional Topics:

● Aging & Sleep - 6 CME credits

● Women and Sleep - 5 CME credits ○ Chronophysiology -10 CME credits

 

What do I send the BRPT as Verification for RPSGT examination eligibility?

As verification, you will need to print out and send the completed SleepMultiMedia CME Response Forms from the chapters listed above.

 

RPSGT Recertification:

SleepMultiMedia is BRPT approved for RPSGT recertification (50 CME credits) from the above chapters

 

For information on the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (BRPT) examination requirements go to www.BRPT.org, or email infor@brpt.org or call 703-610-9020.