Congratulations to Dr. Brian Bohner from PSA for being awarded 

"Best of American Thoracic Society Video Lecture Series Award"

for his Understanding Mechanisms of Central Sleep Apnea video from Sleep Academy!

Click here to view the video on the ATS's website.


 

Sleep Academy was a great very organized overall review of sleep medicine. The portion on central sleep apnea was very helpful, especially the explanation of plant gain versus controller gain which helped deepen my understanding of this concept. The last module on medications was also especially helpful. Teasing out the different classes of medications helped me to better organize and remember the different classes of drugs available for sedation and wakefulness. I look forward to reviewing these slides again. A must for newcomers in this field. On completion of Sleep Academy, I enrolled in Pulmonary Academy and am looking forward to that course!

  

Gail Hefter DNP, CRNP
Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center
Baltimore, Maryland 

 


 

As I moved in to my role as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner , I was trying to read so many books about sleep medicine as I was nearly new to this specialty. I was searching for websites for improving my knowledge. In the process of my search, I found this website which filled my gap of knowledge and expanded the depth of my understanding. The constructive and detailed presentations of the speaker was engrossing for the brain and enlivening for the heart. These are the topics that we see usually in our clinics and it helped me immeasurably to make my decisions and management plan. All contents of the topic was relevant , well-explained throughout and at the right pace. I would like see more about obesity hypoventilation syndrome, narcolepsy and cataplexy. I would suggest all who work with sleep and pulmonary medicine to undertake these modules.

  

Susan George, Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge, UK 

 


 

Speaking from experience in both pulmonary and sleep medicine, I feel this course is a great learning tool for a novice practitioner and a great reference for a seasoned practitioner.  It is easy to follow and very applicable in a clinical setting which is what I look for. I highly recommend this to other practitioners!

 

Deepa Patel, CRNP
Columbus, Ohio 

 


 

The course is comprehensive, very much applicable to clinical practice and can be completed at your own pace. It allows you to test your knowledge before and after each session. The website is well designed and easy to navigate. It provides clear and detailed information regarding course content, registration, faculty and includes frequently asked questions.

 

Patricia Davis
Nurse Practitioner
Bronx, New York  

 


 

PSA was very informative and challenging. The speakers were very clear and concise in their delivery. Explanations were provided with the post questions explaining all answers. I also like the way the session was broken up.

 

Karen Viets
Registered Nurse
Saint Augustine, Florida  

 


  

I am a practicing Emergency Medicine physician in North Carolina and want to improve my knowledge of critical care and pulmonary topics. When I heard about the Pulmonary and Sleep Academy, I knew this would be a great way to do that. And so far through the Pulmonary course, it definitely has been! It's been both a great review of the basic medical school concepts while also introducing and explaining more higher level clinical pearls. The presentations are clear and the graphics put some of the complex ideas into nice visual depictions that are way better than any text description could be. The built-in test questions and ability to earn CME are great additions as well. Occasionally the volume of the speaker can vary between slides, but that's my only criticism! Otherwise, it's been a fantastic educational opportunity and I highly recommend it to any clinical provider who wants to advance his or her knowledge of important pulmonary topics!

 

Jonathan T. Jaffe, MD
Winston-Salem, NC  

 


  

The repetition of pretest questions during the post test is useful in realization of misunderstanding any concepts. The video courses are very lively and helps us to understand the concept better.

 

Steve Schonfeld, MD
Baltimore, Maryland

 


 

The sleep academy session is a great continuing education program to learn or reinforce knowledge in sleep medicine. This program provides in depth technical information with associated clinical application. I wish the sleep academy was around when I started practicing in sleep.

 

Morgan Hughes, Nurse Practitioner
Alpharetta, Georgia

 


 

Pulmonary and Sleep Academy is a groundbreaking education tool for any resident interested in solidifying their foundation in pulmonary and sleep medicine as well as expanding their knowledge base into the intricacies of these fields. The format is easy to follow along with no matter what level of medicine you’re at. This is a valuable tool for medical students and residents. I highly recommend it to those interested in pulmonary, critical care or anesthesiology. The programs will allow you to develop a comfort level with topics that may be difficult to comprehend.

 

Justin Gurges, Resident Physician
New York, NY


 

I have been a PA for 18 years working in Primary Care, Urgent Care and ER. This course would have been invaluable during my time as a Primary Care Provider. I began started a new position 2 years ago in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine with the VA. There was no formal training for this position, I spent hours reading and educating myself on proper evaluation and treatment for sleep issues. This course went beyond my expectations, teaching aspects of sleep medicine that I can immediately and have incorporated in my daily practice (even before I completed the full course). I cover outpatient and Telemedicine for Pulmonary and Sleep issues, the education from this CME has improved the way I care for patients. I highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to improve their knowledge of sleep medicine. I am looking forward to the Pulmonary CME presentation.

 

Don Williams, Physician Assistant-C
Nolanville, TX


 

Sessions are informative, easy to follow, and with evidence based guidelines that can be easily incorporated into daily practice of a novice sleep NP/PA. Printouts are very useful for a future reference guide.

 

Allison Berndt


 

It is a wonderful learning resource for students who are about to take their CCSH exam.

 

Zahid S


 

The lectures were very informative. Some of the series was complicated such as the Pharmacological sessions, but otherwise very detailed and presently in an excellent manner.

 

Michael D, RPSGT RST


 

Great general overview of Sleep Medicine!

 

Nicole A


 

Excellent course! I expect to go back and watch all the videos and glean even more information as I continue developing my practice. After the staging of lung CA exercises, I saw a note that referenced it and it made total sense in a glance. I appreciate that you have put the effort into producing these videos! Thanks!

 

Nancy P, Pulmonary Practice, Doctorate Nurse Practitioner