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CDP Presents: Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure: Can We Make Adherence to Treatment Easy-Breezy?

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Indira Gurubhagavatula, M.D., MPH |  Ilene Rosen, M.D., M.S.C.E. |  Jennifer Miller, Ph.D., APRN-NP, ACNPC-AG
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90 Min
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This session will review the basic aspects of the diagnosis and chronic management of the common medical disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Treatment focus will be on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), which is the first line therapy for OSA. The session will address both medical and behavioral aspects of managing CPAP during the initiation and chronic management stages and provide information on how best to support patient adherence to CPAP therapy.

Learning Objectives 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the clinical presentation and diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea

  • Explain the fundamental concepts of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and its role in treatment of obstructive sleep apnea

  • Apply effective behavioral techniques to support adherence to CPAP therapy 


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Indira Gurubhagavatula, M.D., MPH's Profile

Indira Gurubhagavatula, M.D., MPH Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Indira Gurubhagavatula is Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in the Division of Sleep Medicine, where she is director of the sleep medicine fellowship program. She has over 25 years of experience as a sleep medicine attending physician at the Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Ilene Rosen, M.D., M.S.C.E.'s Profile

Ilene Rosen, M.D., M.S.C.E. Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Ilene Rosen is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Sleep Medicine and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She has over 20 years of experience in sleep medical education as well as the clinical practice of sleep medicine.

Jennifer Miller, Ph.D., APRN-NP, ACNPC-AG's Profile

Jennifer Miller, Ph.D., APRN-NP, ACNPC-AG Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Jennifer Miller is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and an Adult Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner specializing in pulmonary and sleep medicine at Nebraska Pulmonary Specialties in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her research and clinical expertise focus on sleep-disordered breathing diagnosis, treatment, and behavioral techniques to improve positive airway pressure therapy adherence.