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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Part II of II- Cardiovascular Consequences of OSA

Course 302: Cardiovascular Consequences of OSA Recognize the acute hemodynamic effects of OSA and its association with cardiac arrhythmias. Describe the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with OSA. Describe the pathophysiology linking OSA to cardiovascular disease. Describe OSA’s … Continue reading

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Part I of II- Free CEUs for Sleep Techs

Course 301: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)- Review the impact and epidemiology of OSA. Recognize the various risk factors for OSA as well as its basic physiology. Identify the main approaches for diagnosing and treating OSA.   0.5  Free CEUs for Sleep … Continue reading

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Free Sleep CEU- Screening for Sleep Apnea

Options for Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)– This course will cover various co-morbidities associated with OSA, understanding OSA’s role in occupational health, and discuss pulse oximetry, how it works and why it is different. 1.0 Free CEUs for Sleep … Continue reading

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Enhancing PAP Compliance- Free SLeep CEU

What is New with PAP Compliance– This course will cover how to enhance and improve PAP compliance through patient education and techniques. Common questions concerning masks are reviewed. 1.0 Free CEUs for Sleep Technologists  Sleep Care.com

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Free Sleep CEU- Successful CPAP Titrations

Pathway to Success for CPAP Titrations– In this course you will learn how to: Identify the facets of a successful titration, Identify and differentiate sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) events and waveforms, recognize and overcome CPAP titration challenges, and recognize the multiple … Continue reading

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Successful Treatment of Sleep Apnea: Using the Right Equipment- Free Sleep CEU

Right Pressure + Right Mask = Successful Treatment– Identify different types of masks. Describe when and why different masks are used including features and benefits of each. Assist the patient to pick the best interface to make the therapy work. Discuss … Continue reading

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Free Sleep CEUs- Obesity & Sleep Apnea

Obesity & OSA- The Weight of the Matter Learn about the relationship between obesity and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the overall effect on an individual’s health. Objectives include: – Learn about the relationship between obesity and OSA and the … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea: Screening & Evaluation- Free CEU for Nurses

Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea – The purpose of this program is to familiarize non sleep specialist with the screening, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. The program will introduce the basics of OSA’s pathophysiology … Continue reading

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Free Sleep CEUs- Latest Advances in Sleep Medicine

Sleep Medicine: Latest Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment- Discuss the latest advances in diagnosis of sleep disorder and the indications and applications of home sleep testing. Describe the indications and applications of treatment of sleep apnea. Explain the indications and … Continue reading

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Management of OSA Patients- Free CME for Physicians

Perioperative Management of OSA Patients: Practical Solutions and Care Strategies– Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may present significant problems in the perioperative period, including difficult airways, sensitivity to anesthetic agents, and postoperative adverse events. This 8 page monograph is an … Continue reading

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Free Sleep CEU- Sleep Disordered Breathing

Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB) 101 -Define sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), SDB terms and types of SDB. Learn about the prevalence and risk factors of how SDB is treated and comorbidities, and how to recognize SDB. Learn how to diagnose and titrate an SDB … Continue reading

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Bi-Level Therapy Use in OSA- Free CEU for Sleep Techs

NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR CREDIT Bi-Level Rescue Program-This self-directed monograph was developed to increase awareness of bi-level therapy as an option for patients who have failed traditional CPAP therapy. It highlights information about bi-level therapy use in OSA, bi-level rescue … Continue reading

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OSA: Diagnostic Tools and Treatments- Free CEUs for Multiple Specialties

Guidance for Diagnostic Tools and Treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea- Summarize evidence on the comparative utility of available tests for diagnosing sleep apnea in adults with symptoms suggestive of disordered sleep. Compare the benefits and risks of various surgical, pharmacological, … Continue reading

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Sleep, Nutrition & Good Health: 2 Free CEUs for Sleep Techs

ACCREDITATION EXPIRED Diabetes and OSA: Unhealthy Choices Lead to Dangerous Relationships -Recognize the importance of the triumvirate of health (sleep, nutrition and physical wellness – Dr. William B. Dement). Describe the financial and physical consequences of poor health choices. Identify … Continue reading

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Clinical Concepts: Autotitrating PAP Devices- 3 CEUs for RT & Sleep Techs

ACCREDITATION EXPIRED Monograph:Overview of the DeVilbiss Intellipap AutoAdjust- Autotitrating positive airway pressure (PAP) devices have been on the market for 15 years. DeVilbiss Healthcare, in an effort to illuminate and clarify primary clinical concepts surrounding Autotitrating PAP devices and the … Continue reading

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Sleep Apnea:Encore Reports- CEUs for RT & Sleep Techs

NO LONGER AVAILABLE! Data Management, Compliance Monitoring, and Interpretation of Encore Reports- Discuss Encore reports and what may be found in them. When an Encore report may be best used in the clinical follow-up process with a patient who has … Continue reading

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1.5 CEUs for RT & Sleep Techs- CPAP Titration: Part II

NO LONGER AVAILABLE! Titration 102: How to Titrate Patients Who Have Complicated Sleep Disorders with the BiPap Auto SV– List the physiologic titration goals for patients with Periodic Breathing or Complex Sleep Apnea. List the clinical goals for BiPAP autoSV … Continue reading

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1.5 CEUs for RT & Sleep Techs- CPAP Titration: Part I

NO LONGER AVAILABLE! Titration 101: How to Titrate CPAP and Bi-Level Therapy– List the physiologic treatment goals for OSA airway management. Review the protocols and processes associated with care of a patient being identified with sleep apnea in order to … Continue reading

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