Supporting patient compliance with treatment and addressing oral health implications are key to improving the health of patients with this common disorder.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Recognize the three types of sleep apnea and which type is the most common.
- Discuss how sleep apnea is diagnosed and treated.
- Identify health risks associated with sleep apnea.
- Develop a plan to improve compliance with treatment and provide care for patients undergoing positive airway pressure treatment.
This course was issued in December 2019 and expires December 2022. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.