Sleep disordered breathing in hospital patients: Identification and Management



Wednesday May 20, 2020



12 PM ET; 11 AM CT; 9AM PT



Samuel Krachman, DO

Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery

Director, Sleep Center,

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA




Sleep disordered breathing and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in particular is recognized as a disorder that afflicts as much as 26% of the population globally. Hospital patients with untreated OSA generate twice the healthcare costs as compared to patients without OSA. Identification of sleep disordered breathing and proper management are important to not only reducing costs, but improving outcomes and managing these disorders over the long term. This webinar provides insights into how these patients can be identified and how they can be managed, both in hospital and as they transition home.


Learning Objectives:

After this activity, the participant will be able to:


  1. Describe the nature and incidence of OSA in hospital population
  2. Discuss approaches to identifying sleep disordered breathing in this population
  3. List options for managing these patients during their hospital stay and as they transition home


Faculty Bio:

Dr. Krachman is Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and Director of Sleep Center at Temple University Hospital.  In addition to his focus on sleep disorder, his clinical practice includes pulmonary disorders such as asthma and COPD. Dr. Krachman’s research has centered on the exploration of sleep disorders in patients with CHF, emphysema and those on long-term ventilation. For more than 6 consecutive years, Dr. Krachman has been recognized in “Best Doctors in America.” He has published extensively in several peer-reviewed journals, and has lectured nationally and internationally on sleep-related topics.

Continuing Education for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour. Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care. This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032

Support for this educational activity from Philips



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