Managing Children's Sleep Disorders in Clinical Practice This course provides you with the basic understanding of sleep physiology, the impact of sleep disorders on the child and family and a rapid guide to core sleep disorders. Building on this you will focus on sleep disorders in vulnerable populations including children with physical and learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety disorders and epilepsy.
From this core knowledge platform you will learn management approaches to chronic insomnia in childhood and practice assessing a real clinical case. The course is interactive and uses a rich set of filmed case study material throughout. All material is taught by our NHS team and is grounded in best evidence and extensive clinical experience.
Who is the course suitable for? All professionals who regularly work with children who have sleep problems, and work for a statutory organisation, for example:
Learning disability nurses
Course aims and learning outcomes This course aims to help you understand:
the role of sleep in healthy child development
the nature of sleep problems in children including those with disabilities
the management principles of key sleep disorders and when to seek specialist support.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
identify sleep disorders that may contribute to sleep problems in children, namely: behavioural insomnia, parasomnias, circadian rhythm disorders, pathological excessive daytime sleepiness, movement disorders, psychological causes of insomnia and sleep disordered breathing
create and supervise the implementation of a sleep management programme addressing behavioural insomnia within your new role.
know when a child with a sleep disorder should be referred to a specialist sleep service.
On completion of the course you will receive PIER certification.
This course has Royal College of Nursing (RCN) accreditation and is endorsed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Course duration, dates and venue
15th - 18th May 2018 - 4 day course
30th - 2nd November 2018 - 4 day course
Mercure Wessex Hotel Paternoster Row Winchester SO23 9LQ
Course fee and cancellation policy Course fee £675. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments are included. Parking is not included, however there are good public transport links, also local car parks and a park and ride service.
Applicants will be liable for 50% of the course cost if cancellation is made six or more weeks prior to the course start date, and 100% of the cost if cancellation is made less than six weeks prior to the course start date.
Dr Cathy Hill, consultant paediatrician in sleep medicine, European somnologist and associate professor of Child Health.
Other faculty members
Dr Hazel Evans, Paediatric Respiratory Consultant and Regional NIV Lead
Dr Andrea Whitney, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist with Special Interest in Epilepsy