PEC001 - Introduction to CPAP, autoCPAP and Bi-Level

$36.00
SKU
012-PEC001

This course introduces the new home medical equipment staff member to standard therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), auto-adjusting CPAP, and bilevel PAP (BiPAP). Because of the multitude of brands of PAP devices and accessories on the market, this course covers the devices in the broadest generic terms. For specific information related to a particular brand of CPAP, auto-adjusting CPAP, or BiPAP, please consult the device manufacturers.

This course introduces the new home medical equipment staff member to standard therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), auto-adjusting CPAP, and bilevel PAP (BiPAP). Because of the multitude of brands of PAP devices and accessories on the market, this course covers the devices in the broadest generic terms. For specific information related to a particular brand of CPAP, auto-adjusting CPAP, or BiPAP, please consult the device manufacturers.

Learning objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the symptoms of and risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
  2. Discuss the risks of having sleep apnea.
  3. Compare the differences between continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), automatic continuous positive airway pressure (APAP), and bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) devices.
  4. Describe the role of the physician in obtaining positive airway pressure (PAP) devices
  5. Identify the end goals of PAP therapy.
  6. Explain how patients can safely use PAP devices.

Continuing education: VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

 

 

 

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