On-Demand Webinars on Positional OSA Series

Today, managing sleep patients has proven difficult—from diagnosis to patient acceptance to successful treatment and adherence. To help improve patient acceptance and adherence, we need to reconsider how we diagnose sleep disorders, treat sleep patients more efficiently and make therapy easier to use. The webinar series focuses on treating positional OSA, new positional alternative therapy now available and clinical evidence to support this treatment.

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Positional OSA: Overview and Clinical Approaches

 

Speakers:

Professor Raphael Heinzer, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, and Director at the Center for Investigation and Research in Sleep

University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland

 

Professor Nico DeVries, MD, PhD

ENT Specialist

OLVG West Hospital

Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Description:

It is time to start rethinking how we treat Positional OSA (POSA).  Not only rethinking the assumptions about the diagnosis process but also the alternative therapy devices available to treat POSA.  In this webinar, Professor Heinzer and Professor de Vries, reclaimed Sleep key opinion leaders, will discuss  POSA, its prevalence and patient demographics, and the history of alternative mechanical devices to treat POSA patients.

 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Recognized Positional OSA more easily.
  2. Discuss the prevalence and patient demographics of Positional OSA.
  3. Discuss alternative mechanical devices to treat Positional OSA patients.

 

Advances in OSA Management: Treatment of Positional
Obstructive Sleep Apnea

 

Speaker:

Helene A. Emsellem, MD

Director of The Center for Sleep & Wake Disorders

Chevy Chase, MD

 

Description:

Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea (POSA) is not a new disorder. It has long been recognized that sleep position can affect the severity of OSA. Positional therapy, along with weight management, is one of the most commonly used methods for treating POSA patients. There are many sleep devices on the market today to prevent sleeping in the supine position, however, they are not without limitations.  Today, we will discuss just how far we have come since treating POSA patients with the tennis ball technique.

 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Discuss the limitations of existing positional devices used to treat Positional OSA (POSA) patients.
  2. Describe new technological therapy treatment for Positional OSA.
  3. Describe how to screen POSA patients for Positional therapy.
  4. Describe best practices for prescribing NightBalance for POSA patients.

 

Continuing Education for Physicians, Nurses and Respiratory Therapists

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour. SynAptiv is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care.

 

Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and

the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032