Archive Ambulatory Anesthesia 2009

Prepping for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Caring for OSA patients demands changes to your pre-op screening protocols, airway management preparations and PACU practices.

Mark Murphy, MD

A diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea doesn't have to exclude a patient from ambulatory surgery. It does, however, require special evaluations and patient care to prepare for the treatment of difficulties that may result from the condition. When faced with the possibility of managing OSA, keep the following advice in mind.

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