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Sleep apnoea: assessment and management

Content developed by Clarity Informatics, providers of online solutions to support the nursing community through appraisals and revalidation


Sleep apnoea is almost certainly under recognised and under diagnosed in primary care. This resource outlines the background, common features and the role of the practice nurse in assessment and management of the condition


After working through this module, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate awareness of when to suspect obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS)
  • Describe how to make a detailed assessment of a person with suspected OSAS
  • Identify when people with suspected OSAS should be referred to a specialist for diagnosis and treatment
  • Discuss appropriate self-care advice for people with confirmed OSAS.

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by Clarity Informatics. Read the article and answer the self-assessment questions, and reflect on what you have learned.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.