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233 - Don't Ignore the Score: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Awareness

‐ Sep 28, 2013 2:15pm

Obstructive sleep apnea requires vigilant nursing assessments to prevent respiratory depression. This session shares the importance of screening protocols to assist nurses with follow-through for safe patient outcomes.

Contact hours available until 9/29/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Speaker(s) have no disclosures to declare.

Planning Committee members have no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:

This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.


  • Outline the pathophysiology of sleep-disordered breathing.
  • Describe the care of the high-risk respiratory depression patient who has received opioids, intravenous sedation, or anesthesia.
  • Use the Stop-Bang scoring model and educate patients regarding obstructive sleep apnea follow-through.


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