Appropriate referral for suspected Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Learning

Check out the TV show on the early identification and referral of patients with suspected obstructive sleep apnoea. When you are ready, navigate to the assessment to achieve the certificate against the National Welsh Standard (NWS).


What happens during sleep?

When to suspect OSA in your patients?

Making a referral to a sleep service


Epidemiology of OSA

The health burden of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Anatomy of the Upper Airway

Pathogenesis of OSA

Predisposing risk factors of OSA

Symptoms of OSA

Red flag symptoms of OSA

OSA in children

Co-morbidities of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

OSA and Hypertension

OSA and heart disease

Other common causes of excessive daytime sleepiness

A spectrum of sleep disordered breathing

Central Sleep Apnoea

Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

COPD/OSA overlap

Nocturnal Asthma

Questionnaires to predict the presence of OSA

The Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Routine and urgent referrals

Lifestyle advice for patients with suspected OSA

Diagnosis of OSA

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

Other treatment options for OSA

The sleepy driver

Assessing fitness to drive

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