ExpiresSeptember 30, 2021
Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Company (LAMMICO)
Obstructive sleep apnea is common in the US population, estimated at 11.4% of men and 4.7% of women. It is even more common in patients presenting for surgery, and is associated with increased perioperative risk and complications. Pain medications and sedatives may require a specialized approach for these patients. A significant proportion of OSA patients are undiagnosed when they present for surgery, posing yet another risk. A case study will be presented of a medical malpractice claim associated with the post-operative death of a patient with OSA. This mixed media Internet activity seeks to provide the strategies needed for physicians of all specialties to reduce morbidity and mortality when their patients with sleep apnea need surgery.
Pre-and Post-test results are provided to diplomate and an evaluation survey is issued upon completion of the course. A follow-up post-activity survey is also issued 3-4 months after completion that asks what practice changes have been made.
ABMS Member Board Approvals by Type
ABMS MOC Part II CME Activity
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
Identify OSA risk factors and when to refer patients for testing/treatment of OSA.
State risk factors most associated with perioperative mortality in OSA patients.
Describe post operative strategies to minimize hypoxic events in OSA patients.
State best practices for managing sedative, hypnotic, opioid medications in non-surgical OSA patients.
OSA, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Apnea, Stop-Bang, Medical Knowledge, Brain Injury, Neuromuscular Development, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord, Sports
Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Systems-based Practice
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military
National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes
Assessment, Patient Safety/Medical Errors, Evidence Based Practice