Teleplus launches online education series to combat sleep apnea, sleep disorders

May 21, 2018 1:32 pm Published by

SUMMIT, NEW JERSEY – Medical professionals in Asia will soon be able to improve their clinical knowledge of obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders through a new online modular course series developed by Teleplus Healthcare in collaboration with the Sleep Medicine program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Teleplus Healthcare has signed an eight-year agreement with Penn Sleep Medicine, which will provide consulting to develop and deploy online educational programs that integrate the latest research, best learning practices, and expertise of Penn sleep faculty in a sophisticated online learning environment.

The first program is designed to educate physicians and nurses in China in the identification, diagnosis, and management of obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disordered breathing, with relevant background on the entire spectrum of sleep disorders. This program is expected to open in August of 2018.

“Through these education modules, individuals who enroll in the program are taught how to screen, examine and follow up with patients, both in person and through telemedicine,” explained Suzanne Shugg, CEO of Teleplus Healthcare. “Teleplus is honored to be working with a world class sleep team that is highly dedicated to changing sleep disorder diagnosis, treatment and care globally.”

The second program, which is expected to be rolled out in spring of 2019, is designed to train sleep technologists who work as part of a sleep medicine team in China. Curriculum will include administering and scoring both in-lab polysomnography and home sleep apnea tests.

“The new program will bring the much needed education about sleep disorders to China where this field of medicine is in its infancy,” said Dr. Allan Pack of the University of Pennsylvania.

For more information on the Penn Sleep and Teleplus certificate program, visit www.teleplushc.com, or email contact@teleplushc.com.

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