Neurology - Psychiatry

Clinical Management of Narcolepsy

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Clinical Management of Narcolepsy

Clinical Management of Narcolepsy
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Course Length:

  • 26 topics
  • 40 minutes of seat time


  • English

Course Features:

  • Audio narration
  • Animations
  • Progress checks
  • Pop quizzes
  • Final assessment

Target Audience:

  • Medical professionals
  • Medical students
  • Pharmaceutical representatives
  • Nurses


Sleep is a crucial component of our health and well-being, and sleep disorders such as narcolepsy can have a significant impact on the functioning of those who suffer from them. The clinical management of such disorders is best taken care of by a sleep specialist. This learning program is designed to introduce you to the clinical management of narcolepsy. The program begins with an overview of the diagnosis of narcolepsy. You will learn about the basics of narcolepsy treatment and the management of narcolepsy-associated symptoms. You will also learn about emerging therapies for narcolepsy.

Upon completion of this learning program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the ICSD-2’s diagnostic criteria for the 3 forms of narcolepsy.
  • Outline the approaches to diagnosing key symptoms associated with narcolepsy.
  • Describe the treatment goals and approaches for narcolepsy.
  • Recall the major types of approved treatments for narcolepsy.
  • List emerging therapies in the treatment of narcolepsy.
  1. Getting Started
    1. Sound Check
    2. Disclaimer
    3. Welcome
    4. Navigation Instructions
  2. Staying Focused
    1. Introduction
    2. Learning Objectives
  3. Diagnosing Narcolepsy
    1. Overview
    2. Basic Diagnostic Procedure
      • Side Note: Clinical Insights
    3. Diagnostic Criteria
      • Popup: Narcolepsy With Cataplexy
      • Popup: Narcolepsy Without Cataplexy
      • Popup: Secondary Narcolepsy
    4. Pop Quiz
    5. Challenges
    6. Diagnosing EDS
      • Side Note: Clinical Insights
    7. Diagnosing Cataplexy
    8. Progress Check
  4. Treatment of Narcolepsy
    1. Introduction
    2. Nonpharmacological Options
    3. Pop Quiz
    4. Pharmacological Options for EDS
      1. Stimulants
      2. Wake-Promoting Agents
      3. Sodium Oxybate
        • Side Note: Digging Deeper
    5. Pop Quiz
    6. Management of Other Narcolepsy-Associated Symptoms
      • Popup: Cataplexy
      • Popup: Disrupted Nocturnal Sleep
      • Popup: Hypnagogic Hallucinations and Sleep Paralysis
    7. Progress Check
    8. Emerging Therapies
      • Popup: Hypocretin-Based Therapies
      • Popup: Histamine-Based Therapies
      • Popup: Endocrine-Based Therapies
      • Popup: Immunotherapy
    9. Pop Quiz
  5. Test Your Acquired Knowledge
    1. Summary
    2. Final Assessment
  6. End of Program
  7. Glossary
  8. References

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