This course identifies the benefits and limitations of CPAP humidification to help patients and to build trust with referral sources. This course was developed from an article titled Dew Diligence is Recommended, which appeared in the February 2006 issue of DealerProvider magazine. Learning objectives: 1. Identify the two most important issues that should be addressed to maximize CPAP compliance; 2. Explain how a CPAP works; 3. Explain why CPAP systems are designed to continuously leak air; 4. Describe the effect of humidity when used with CPAP; 5. Explain how a humidifier works with a CPAP; 6. Define the term rainout and explain how it can be avoided. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80% on the final exam and complete the course training survey.Continuing education: 1.0 contact hour by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
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