The webinar focuses on the patient safety issues in patients with diagnosed or undiagnosed OSA undergoing surgery. We'll help you understand the risk factors for OSA and use appropriate screening tools can help identify undiagnosed cases.
Determining which patients and procedures can be safely managed in ambulatory settings vs. inpatient settings will be discussed. Anesthesia and intra-operative considerations will also be discussed. But most important will be the discussion on monitoring of OSA patients in the postoperative period. Monitoring OSA patients with pulse oximetry alone is insufficient and may give a false sense of security.
We use many case examples to illustrate the problems encountered in patients with OSA, including opioid-related events, hazards of supplemental oxygen, and others.
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