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Getting Patients to Comply with Their OSA Therapy

Course Id 241202
Course Name Getting Patients to Comply with Their OSA Therapy
Course Catagory Sleep
Course Price 36.95
Course CEU 3

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Define and discuss CPAP.
  • Explain what is meant by “compliance” in the context of CPAP treatment.
  • Discuss why compliance is so important.
  • List and discuss the factors that affect compliance rates.
  • Identify the actions that caregivers can take to increase patient compliance.

Course Information

This course presents you with a variety of readings from a variety of viewpoints regarding the issues associated with patient compliance with their CPAP instructions.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition affecting 2% of adult female and 4% of adult male populations, and close to 20% of the elderly population. OSA results in excess daytime sleepiness and decreased health-related quality of life.