On-line Webcast Discusses Obstructive Sleep Apnea

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Webcast Discusses Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is incredibly common and destined to only become more common in the future. On this CME webcast, we are going to learn about the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea. Joining us today are sleep medicine specialists from the Ohio State University. Dr. Steven Holfinger is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Dr. Madelyn Rosenthal is also an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, both from the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: APPROPRIATELY screen patients in a primary care setting; DIAGNOSE sleep apnea with appropriate testing; UNDERSTAND the important factors that should be addressed at each obstructive sleep apnea follow up visit; and RECOGNIZE and troubleshoot common factors that affect PAP adherence, residual daytime sleepiness and nasal congestion.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Sleep apnea risk factors
  • Pre-operative screening for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Mask options
  • Dental devices and surgery for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Management of central sleep apnea
  • Auto-CPAP machines
  • The economics of CPAP equipment
  • Treatment of snoring

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