Getting Patients to Comply with Their OSA Therapy
|Course Name||Getting Patients to Comply with Their OSA Therapy|
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 InformationThis 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.