Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Getting Started with a Sleep Lab

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  • Skill Levelintermediate
  • Lectures1 Video
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Key concepts covered include:

By the end of this course, you will be able to understand:

  • The basics of OSA, sleep tests, and CPAP (Continous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy. The idea is to make one confident enough to start a Sleep lab and manage patients with OSA with limited resources.
  • The clinical questionnaire has been standardized, the tests are easy to do and interpret and the devices have become very smart and handy. Just an hour of this tutorial is all that you might need for a start.

What you'll learn

Insomnia and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are the two most common sleep disorders. Insomnia is diagnosed based on history and the management is primarily by counseling and by medicines. read more »»

Whereas for OSA, we also need a sleep (Polysomnography) test and the gold standard for management is device-based. The earlier sleep tests were cumbersome and required demanding logistics. This has been eased by the growth of portable home-based sleep tests and tremendous advances in the devices used for managing OSA. Not only have we understood about the sleep disturbances caused by OSA, but we are also learning how it leads to or worsens metabolic disorders.

Who Should Attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • AYUSH students
  • People interested in exploring new technologies in Medicine

Instructor

Dr. Rakesh Periwal

MD Director at Critical Care Apollo Hospitals, Guwahati


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Dr Rakesh Periwal, MD, IDCCM is the Director at Critical Care Unit of Apollo Hospitals and also works as the Consultant Internist and Intensivist. He comes with 14 years of experience and his area of special interest is mechanical ventilation, sleep apnea and metabolic disorders. He started the first sleep lab in North-Eastern part of India in the year 2008. He is actively involved in the training of nurses and wishes to broaden the idea of nurse practitioners. He works on patient education using electronic media, especially on chronic and non-communicable diseases. He is a published author with both medical and non-medical writings.

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Instructor

Dr. Rakesh Periwal

MD Director at Critical Care Apollo Hospitals, Guwahati


4/5

Dr Rakesh Periwal, MD, IDCCM is the Director at Critical Care Unit of Apollo Hospitals and also works as the Consultant Internist and Intensivist. He comes with 14 years of experience and his area of special interest is mechanical ventilation, sleep apnea and metabolic disorders. He started the first sleep lab in North-Eastern part of India in the year 2008. He is actively involved in the training of nurses and wishes to broaden the idea of nurse practitioners. He works on patient education using electronic media, especially on chronic and non-communicable diseases. He is a published author with both medical and non-medical writings.

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Last Updated 04/2021

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