The purpose of this presentation is to provide primary care providers and other physicians with an interactive learning tool. The overall goals of the activity are to improve patient outcomes by providing advice that will lead to improved recognition and co-management of obstructive sleep apnea. This presentation uses patented FloBase® computer technology through the Intellibook™ and Intellivideo™ methods for interactive computerized instruction.

Sharpen your approach to sleepy patients with a new educational program which plays like an interactive movie. This program emphasizes the primary care physician's role in recognizing and managing obstructive sleep apnea.

Cost: free of charge

The presentation utilizes clinical simulations which dramatize typical patients. You manage them with the guidance of minilectures from internationally recognized sleep experts.

How it Works:

The program uses a cutting edge artificial intelligence engine to adapt to your demographics, cognitive style, existing knowledge and learning style. It tailors itself to you.


Original release date Aug. 27, 2009 thru Aug. 27, 2010. The information presented in this program is still valid as of November 2013.

Target audience includes primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants as well as neurologists and other medical specialists.

Implementation and Method of Physician Participation:
The learner registers in the Arbor Medicus website and begins the course. You may start and stop as time allows, resuming where you left off. No CME credits will be granted.

  Faculty, in alphabetical order

Thomas Roth, Ph.D.

Sleep Disorders
Clinic & Research Center
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI

Course Chairman

2 min 49 sec
Jonathan R.L. Schwartz, M.D.
Medical Director
Integris Sleep Disorders Centers of Oklahoma
Check out the Trailer to see how we combine
interactive dramatization and lectures into a
dynamic educational experience

Michael J. Thorpy, M.D.
Director Sleep-Wake Disorders Center
Montefiore Medical Center

Professor of Neurology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York

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begin the course

Please note, this program requires:
- Windows Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher
- Windows 98, XP, 2000,Vista or 7
- Adobe Flash Player 6.0
or above

Course Developer and Narrator:
Edmund Messina, MD, FAHS
Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry
and Neurology (Neurology)

Member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Neurology and Fellow of the American Headache Society

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

College of Human Medicine
Michigan State University

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This educational module was developed in cooperation with the
FloBase Learning Bank
and meets its educational standards.

NOTE: You can start and stop as often as you like. The program continues where you left off. We understand how busy clinical medicine can get, so take it in steps.

This program was filmed and edited by Interactive Video Technology, East Lansing, MI

Course Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1) Use expanded medical history to evaluate patients with suspected Excessive Sleepiness
2) Identify and treat patients with Excessive Sleepiness secondary to Obstructive Sleep Apnea
3) Identify comorbid conditions that cause or exacerbate Excessive Sleepiness

Course Content:
Part 1-How to deal with sleepiness as a complaint;
Part 2-How to uncover sleepiness during routine office visit;
Part 3-How to suspect Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) with co-morbid conditions;
Part 4-How to diagnose OSA and
Part 5-How to manage OSA in primary care.

Estimated time to complete this educational activity is two hours or less.

Copyright 2009-2013 by IVT Productions, East Lansing, MI. All rights reserved. No part of this program may be reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission from the publisher, except as indicated in the instructions herein.