Sleep-Related Topics

1500 – 1600 EST

Dr. Adrian S. Banning; Stephen Wolfe

Sleep is critically important to physical and mental health as well as job performance, making it a topic all PAs and PA students should be familiar with. An unspoken ideological assumption is that practicing medicine sometimes requires large sacrifices to personal well-being and sleep, especially in shift work. This interactive presentation will lead the audience through several important sleep-related topics, with adult learning principles in mind, including i.) the neurophysiology of sleep and common myth versus facts related to sleep, ii.) a summary of research supporting the relationship between sleep and performance and finally, iii.) suggestions for improved sleep hygiene. While hard work and commitment to our patients and roles are necessary, research demonstrates that lack of sleep harms individuals, clinical, and academic performance making this presentation relevant to all conference attendees.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic neurology of sleep and sleep patterns;
  2. Correlate sleep quality, health, performance, and clinical decision-making;
  3. Assess sleep hygiene strategies.

Posted in: Saturday, October 17, 2020