Risk Management and Sleep Apnea in the Hospitalized Patient
ASHRM On-Demand Webinar
CE Credit: 1
Domain: Health Care Operations
This webinar will identify the risk of sleep deprivation and sleep apnea in the hospitalized patient and provide tips and tools to help the risk manager in the evaluation of patients.
According to the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine (SASM), many patients who enter into acute care facilities are at risk for adverse events due to their obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and/or central sleep apnea (CSA). There are an estimated 20+ million individuals who have obstructive sleep apnea, approximately 80% remain undiagnosed, and thus these patients enter the acute care facility at higher risk. Even for those patients who are diagnosed, according to the 2004 National Hospital Discharge Survey only 5.8% of patients on home PAP therapy, continued to receive therapy while in the hospital. The SASM posits that few hospital facilities have robust screening programs. Few clinically trained personnel have had training in sleep and associated disorders, therefore a gap exists. Algorithms and checklists exist for the patient who may be at risk for adverse events due to OSA or CSA, however, implementation and documentation of such programs are lacking. More clinical trials are needed in this area. The goal of this webinar is to increase knowledge and awareness of the risk of sleep deprivation and sleep apnea in the hospitalized patient and provide tips and tools to help the risk manager in the evaluation of patients.
- • Summarize the contributors and consequences of sleep deprivation.
- • Explain the rationale for screening patients for obstructive sleep apnea during admission procedures.
- • Provide examples for risk-mitigation of obstructive sleep apnea patients within the perioperative environment.
Robyn Woidtke, MSN, RN, RPSGT, CCP
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